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:

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EPUB

  • 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.

PDF

  • You can download and read PDF titles using Adobe Digital Editions.
  • There are two types of PDF titles: protected and Open PDFs.
    • Open PDF eBooks are compatible with more devices and applications than protected PDF eBooks.
    • Learn more about downloading and reading Open PDF eBooks.
    • Adobe PDF eBooks require you to authorize your computer with an OverDrive account or Adobe ID before you read them.
  • 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.

Kindle Books

  • 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.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:12PM EST