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eBooks

The Library offers five (5) services that provide access to eBooks. Popular authors and titles, non-fiction, children's titles and classics are available in a number of different formats. Read from your PC, tablet or smart phone. See the links and descriptions below.

We recommend that you search for eBooks using the online catalog (Surfcat) as it contains the majority of records from all the eBook services.

Library card number and PIN code required.

Link to axis360

Axis360 provides access to thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children ranging from popular fiction to non-fiction genres. Axis360 allows you to sync across devices so you never lose your place.

https://volusia.axis360.baker-taylor.com/

Tutorial on how to use axis360

Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts limit of 5 titles
Limit on reservations limit of 5 titles
Checkout period 14 days
Return titles early yes
Renew titles no
Streaming of music available No
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via browser (streaming)
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

Link to Freading

Freading's specialty is non-fiction - over 50,000 titles and every title is always available so no need to make a reservation. A very handy tool for students who are researching a topic and need immediate information.

https://volusialibrary.freading.com/

Tutorial on how to use Freading

Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts total of 12 titles a month
Limit on reservations no reservations necessary
Checkout period 21 days
Return titles early yes
Renew titles a title may be checked out twice every month
Streaming of music available No
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via browser (streaming)
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

Link to hoopla

hoopla is the go-to site for graphic novels and comic books, which include the DC and Dark Horse series. Numerous fiction and non-fiction eBooks are also available.

https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Tutorial on how to use hoopla

Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 titles a month (combination of audiobook, music and movie)
Limit on reservations No reservations are necessary
Checkout period 3 days
Return titles early no
Renew titles check title out again (a title may be checked out twice every month)
Streaming of music available yes must checkout first
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via app
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

Link to Odilo

Odilo partners with popular Spanish publishers from all regions of the world to provide quality Spanish content.

https://volusialibrary.odilo.us/opac/?locale=es#

Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts total of 10 titles a month
Limit on reservations a few titles may require a reservation, but a majority do not.
Checkout period 21 days
Return titles early yes
Renew titles a title may be checked out again
Streaming of music available No
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via browser (streaming)
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

Link to Overdrive

The Overdrive collection makes thousands of titles available for borrowing.  Overdrive provides support for the popular Kindle format.

https://volusia.overdrive.com

Tutorial on how to use Overdrive

Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 titles a month
Limit on reservations Limit of 5 titles
Checkout period 7 or 14 days
Return titles early yes (some restrictions)
Renew titles no
Streaming of music available no
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes
Kindle Paperwhite yes (amazon account required)
Apple iOS devices yes via app (Overdrive or Libby)
Android devices yes via app (Overdrive or Libby)

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