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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|
|Limit on checkouts||Limit of 5 titles||Issued 5 tokens per week/accumulates for 4 weeks||Limit of 6 titles a month (combination of audiobook, music and movie)||Limit of 5 titles|
|Limit on reservations||Limit of 5 titles||no reservations necessary||no reservations necessary||Limit of 5 titles|
|Checkout period||14 days||14 days||21 days||7 or 14 days|
|Return titles early||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)||no|
|Computers||yes||yes||yes via browser (streaming)||yes|
|Kindle eReader (Kindle, Kindle Keyboard, Touch, Paperwhite, etc.)||no||no||no||yes|
|Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet and Nook Color||yes (transfer from computer)||yes (transfer from computer)||no||yes (Overdrive Media Console app)|
|Nook||yes (transfer from computer)||yes (transfer from computer)||no||yes (transfer from computer)|
|Apple iOS devices||yes||yes||yes via app||yes|
|Android devices||yes||yes||yes via app||yes|
|Microsoft Surface||yes (via browser)||Untested||not listed as a supported device||yes (via Overdrive Media Console for Windows 8)|
eBook and audiobook formats
|ePUB format (eBooks)||yes||yes||no||yes|
|Kindle format (eBooks)||no||no||no||yes|