- Overdrive – with a SAILS library card –
- Freading – with a SAILS Dartmouth library card
- Commonwealth eBook Collections including Axis 360, Biblioboard and EBL- with a SAILS library card –
Axis 360 Tutorial
- Download eBooks for free – no library card required
eReader Support by Appointment at Southworth Library or Walk-in.
Call 508-999-0726 ext. 377 to schedule a one-on-one session to learn how to borrow library eBooks. Bring your device and laptop if you have one.
Also find help at Help.Overdrive.com and the Freading FAQ
I. eBooks from OverDrive – download with a SAILS library card
Download titles to read on your Nook, Kindle, computer, iPad, iPhone, Android, or compatible eBook reader. Log in with a SAILS library card and borrow up to 6 items at a time. Titles circulate for 7, 14 or 21 days and are automatically returned wirelessly at the end of the lending period.
Borrow an Overdrive eBook on a mobile device (how to PDF)
II. eBooks from Freading – Download with a SAILS Dartmouth Library Card
Freading offers tens of thousands of ebooks which are available anytime, anywhere. There is no download manager, and users have simultaneous access to all titles – it’s never been so easy. Log on with your Dartmouth library card today at Freading.com!
Freading Overview how-to PDF
Freading on an iPad or Iphone how-to PDF
Freading on an Android Device how-to PDF
Freading on a Kindle Fire how-to PDF
III. eBooks from Commonwealth eBook Collections – Download with a SAILS library card
With the Commonwealth eBook Collections, Massachusetts residents can access digital content for free. This new statewide eBook initiative begins with eBooks from Axis360 (Baker & Taylor), EBL, and Biblioboard. When you find the item you are looking for, simply click to download. Depending on the device you are using you may be required to download an app or other reader. You will also need your library card number and PIN.
IV. Free eBooks – no library card required
- Project Gutenberg
More than 33,000 free books for any eReader, mostly classics and public domain works.
- Open Library
An ambitious project from the Internet Archive, with a goal of creating a web page for every book ever published. For now you’ll find the classics.
Cross-search over 30 sources for free eBooks.
- Baen Free Library
Science fiction and fantasy titles with lots of format options.
Swap Kindle and Nook eBooks for 14-day loans.
- Pixel of Ink
Free and cheap Kindle books.
Download public domain and original eBooks.
A large selection of self-published titles.
More than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they’re all free!
eBook Guides and Cheat Sheets on Many Topics