eBooks or Electronic Books are book-length publications in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both and readable on computers or electronic devices. They are usually read on dedicated e-book readers, personal computers and some mobile phones can also be used to read e-books.
eAudiobooks or Talking Books are a digital or audio recording of somebody reading a book. They are available in a variety of formats such as Cassettes, CD, MP3 or WMA files.
To read an eBooks you can use your computer, some mobile phones and tablet eBook readers (or eReaders) like the Kindle or iPad. You may need to install eBook reading software, like Adobe Digital Editions. Have a look at the Choice review of eReaders in February 2012. This article is also available online, ask at the library desk for a login to view the member only content.
To listen to an eAudiobook you can use your computer, iPod, MP3 player, many mobile phones and eReaders. You may need to download software from iTunes or Windows Media Player in order to transfer the recording to your device. Burning to CD is available with some products.
For assistance please ask for help at the library.
The Library has a subscription to Overdrive for library members to download directly to their personal device in the library or at home. Click on the button at the top of this page to go directly to this service.