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Can I read library eBooks on my device?

For a quick check, see if your device is listed on this cheat sheet.

Downloadable eBooks are books you read on your computer (PC or Mac) or e-book reader (Sony Reader, Nook). Most of the books in this category can be downloaded to your computer/device for the checkout period. Check to see if your device can download library eBooks.

NOTE: You will need to download Adobe Digital Editions software for Adobe EPUB ebooks and Adobe PDF eBooks in order to transfer title to compatible devices.

Can my device play library Audio Books, Music and Video?

These downloadable resources include audio versions of print books. However, downloadable music and video are not available. Audio books may be downloaded to your computer and/or compatible MP3/media players (iPod, Zune). Check to see if your device can download library Audio Books.

NOTE: You will need to download the OverDrive media console software in order to transfer digital titles to your device.

Please keep in mind that this list can change very quickly. Check the Device Resource Center FAQ site for the most up-to-date changes or the Complete Device List link for any individual downloadable format.


First time user? Check out our Quick Start Guide.


Audio Books Device Compatibility Chart

  WMA Audio Books MP3 Audio Books
Windows PC Yes Yes
Mac No Yes
iPod
iPod Touch
iPad
iPhone
Yes (if the publisher has chosen to make the title accessible) Yes (if the publisher has chosen to make the title accessible)
Zune Yes Yes
Windows Mobile Yes Yes
Android No Yes
BlackBerry No Yes
Palm Treo 700wx Yes Yes
Complete Device List See List (be sure to choose format you are looking for from the "show:" dropdown menu on this webpage, for example "devices that support WMA Audiobooks")
To find downloadable audio materials at the library search the Digital Collection.

eBook Device Compatability Chart

  Adobe EPUB eBooks* Adobe PDF eBooks*
Sony eReader Yes Yes
Nook
(Barnes & Noble)
Yes Yes
Kindle (amazon.com) Yes Yes
Palm & Pocket PC No No
Blackberry Yes No
Windows Mobile Yes No
iPod
iPod Touch
iPad
iPhone
Yes No
Android OS phones Yes No
Windows PCs Yes Yes
Mac Yes Yes
Complete Device List See List See List

To find eBooks at the library, search our Digital Catalog

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

 

Some information courtesy Rochester MN Public Library.