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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

 
Axis360

Freading

Overdrive

Library card and pin required yes yes yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 titles Issued 5 tokens per week/accumulates for 4 weeks Limit of 5 titles
Limit on reservations Limit of 5 titles no reservations necessary Limit of 5 titles
Checkout period 14 days 14 days 7 or 14 days
Return titles early no no yes (some restrictions)
Renew titles no yes (requires 1 or 2 tokens) no
Device compatibility
Computers yes yes yes
Kindle Fire yes (via android Blio eBooks app) yes (via GetJar app and Freading app) yes
Kindle eReader (Kindle, Kindle Keyboard, Touch, Paperwhite, etc.) no no yes
Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet and Nook Color yes (transfer from computer) yes (transfer from computer) yes (Overdrive Media Console app)
Nook yes (transfer from computer) yes (transfer from computer) yes (transfer from computer)
Apple iOS devices yes yes yes
Android devices yes yes yes
Microsoft Surface yes (via browser) Untested yes (via Overdrive Media Console for Windows 8)
eBook and audiobook formats
ePUB format (eBooks) yes yes yes
PDF (eBooks) no yes yes
Kindle format (eBooks) no (Kindle Fire users can utilize the ePUB or Blio formats) no yes
Blio format (eBooks) yes no no
MP3 format (audiobooks) no no yes
WMA format (audiobooks) no no yes


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