Ebooks, e-readers, what does it all mean? With the rise of digital media, books are no longer limited to paper. Many are available free online, but they are usually older, out-of-copyright titles. Did you know you can check out ebooks at the library? Visit Overdrive to download ebooks for reading on a personal computer, e-reader, or even a smart phone.

Once you have the ebook downloaded, follow the instructions below to add it to your device.

Using Overdrive with a Kindle

In your Amazon account, go to “Manage Your Kindle,” then to “Kindle Content.” You will see a list, including “Public Library Books on your Kindle.” Select this. As you read the “Getting Started” steps, the answers are provided below to help you figure it out.

1. Sanbornton Public Library does use Overdrive to make ebooks available to our patrons.
2. You can visit http://catalog.splnh.com/ to browse the ebooks you may check out.
3. You will be able to check out ebooks with your library information and card number, which is located below the bar code on the back of your card. You will not need a pin number.
4. & 5. Follow the last two steps. Happy Reading!

You can always reach us for questions at (603)286-8288 or spl@metrocast.net

Using Overdrive on a Nook

Visit http://www.slideshare.net/bibliotecaria/epub-ebooks-on-a-nook-february-2012
for comprehensive instructions on checking out books and sideloading them onto your e-reader.


The library now has two e-readers available for lending. We have a Kindle and a Nook, and patrons may take them out for 14 days at a time. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to support adding books from your personal computer or NH Overdrive account  to the library Nook and Kindle. We do …

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More Ebooks

Looking for more than Overdrive offers? Want free books for your ereaders? We’ve got you covered! First, you can find free ebooks for the kindle or nook by searching Amazon or Barnes & Nobles sites and selecting for price: low to high. Wow, you just found a lot of books, didn’t you? This result can …

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