An eBook is a digital book that can be read on a computer or mobile device.
Here are the different eBook formats that may be available to you when you borrow an eBook from your school or library:
- Read in your browser. No software or downloads are required to read OverDrive Read eBooks.
- Reading progress and bookmarks are stored in the cloud, so you can always pick up where you left off no matter what device you're on.
- Some eBooks automatically adjust to fit your screen, and others will have a fixed layout (set by the publisher) to better display graphic-heavy eBooks.
- Some eBooks (called OverDrive Read-along eBooks) have professional narration accompanying them.
- OverDrive Read has a lot of options to customize your reading experience.
- Learn more about getting started with OverDrive Read.
- You can download and read EPUB eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions on a computer or OverDrive's app.
- There are two types of EPUB eBooks: Adobe EPUB and Open EPUB.
- Open EPUB eBooks are compatible with more devices and apps because they don't require you to authorize your computer or app.
- Learn more about downloading and reading Open EPUB eBooks.
- Adobe EPUB eBooks require you to authorize your computer or device with an OverDrive account or Adobe ID before you read them.
- Learn more about authorizing and reading Adobe EPUBs on your computer and reading Adobe EPUBs on your device (Android, Chromebook, iOS, Windows 8 and up, Windows Phone).
- EPUB eBooks will automatically adjust to fit your screen.
- You can download and read PDF titles using Adobe Digital Editions.
- There are two types of PDF titles: protected and Open PDFs.
- PDFs have a static layout with set page breaks, so you can't adjust font size, and they don't automatically adjust to fit your screen. However, you can zoom in on a page or graphic.
- PDFs work well with graphic novels, illustrated eBooks, and other titles with specific formatting.
- You can read Kindle Books on any Kindle device or Kindle reading app.
- Kindle Books are only available to borrow from U.S. libraries and schools.
- They work just like any other Kindle Book from Amazon, but they will expire at the end of your lending period like any library eBook.
- Learn how to borrow Kindle Books from your library.
- Read in your browser. No software or downloads are required to read MediaDo Reader eBooks.
- Reading progress and bookmarks are saved in your current browser.
- These eBooks have a static layout with set page breaks, so you can zoom in and out of a page or graphic.
- MediaDo Reader is designed to read graphic novels and content that reads right-to-left or top-to-bottom.
- Learn more about MediaDo Reader's features.
- Learn more about getting started with MediaDo Reader.