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Downloading eBooks

The Volusia County Public Library offers downloadable eBooks from multiple providers.  The library does this to ensure that we can provide you with the popular fiction and non-fiction titles that you want to read from as many publishers as possible. 

Deciding which provider website to visit can be confusing.  For your convenience we are entering the eBooks into Surfcat, our online catalog.

Each title will have a download link at the top of the full description page so you don't have to worry about searching all the providers for the eBook you want.  Simply search for a title, author or subject and click on the eBook in the result list.

Summary of services by provider




Library card and pin required yes yes yes yes yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 titles Total of 12 titles a month. Limit of 5 titles a month (combination of audiobook, music and movie) Limit of 10 titles a month Limit of 5 titles
Limit on reservations Limit of 5 titles no reservations necessary no reservations necessary A few titles may require a reservation, but a majority do not. Limit of 5 titles
Checkout period 14 days 14 days 21 days 21 days 7 or 14 days
Return titles early yes yes yes yes yes (some restrictions)
Renew titles no yes (requires 1 or 2 tokens) check title out again (a title may be checked out twice every month) check title out again no
Device compatibility
Computers yes yes yes via browser (streaming) yes yes
Kindle Fire yes yes yes yes yes
Kindle eReader (Kindle, Kindle Keyboard, Touch, Paperwhite, etc.) no no no no yes
Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet and Nook Color yes (transfer from computer) yes (transfer from computer) no no yes (Overdrive Media Console app)
Nook yes (transfer from computer) yes (transfer from computer) no no yes (transfer from computer)
Apple iOS devices yes yes yes via app yes via app yes
Android devices yes yes yes via app yes via app yes
Microsoft Surface yes (via browser) Untested not listed as a supported device yes via browser (streaming) yes (via Overdrive Media Console for Windows 8)
eBook and audiobook formats
ePUB format (eBooks) yes yes no no yes
PDF (eBooks) no yes no no yes
Kindle format (eBooks) no no no no yes

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