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The Rochester Public library has over 10,000 eBooks in its collection that can be read on your computer and/or downloaded to your compatible device to read.

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Getting OverDrive eBooks

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection, a library card, and these three steps

1. Browse

Visit the library's OverDrive search page to view the library's digital collection and browse for titles

2. Borrow

Use your library card to borrow a title. Titles you've borrowed will appear on your Bookshelf under your Account.Screenshot of the Borrow button on a title details page

3. Enjoy

On your Bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like Read (read an eBook in your browser usingOverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader, Play, stream a video in your browser), Send to NOOK (send a magazine or newspaper to your NOOK or free NOOK app), and Download (available for eBooks, audiobooks, music, and some videos).

  • Screenshot of the Read button for a borrowed eBook

Note to Kindle users: Items checked out and read on your Kindle are tracked by Amazon.com. Kindle transactions are not protected under RPL's privacy policy.

The Digital Catalog collection also features downloadable audio books, movies, and music.

Questions? Email us or call 507.328.2305 or 507.328.2309.

 

Getting EBSCO eBooks

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 Getting books from eBooks Minnesota*


 The eBooks Minnesota collection covers a wide variety of subjects and features content from our state's independent publishers. Any book may be checked out or read online at any time and books do not need to be returned. There are no limits or overdue fees for this collection.

For portable devices:

To read on your computer screen using your browser

  • Go to the eBooks MN website
  • Create an account
  • Search for eBooks to read on your computer screen

 * Please note that you don't need to create an account to read books online, but in order to download eBooks, you need an account. Accounts must be created while you are using an internet connection in the state of Minnesota - otherwise you may be directed to another state's website.  Once you have an account, you can log in and download Minnesota ebooks using an internet connection outside of Minnesota.

Questions? Email us or call 507.328.2309.

eBook Device Compatability Chart

OVERDRIVE ADOBE EPUB & PDF EBOOKS*

OVERDRIVE KINDLE
EBOOKS*
EBSCO EBOOKS**
SONY EREADER Yes No Yes
NOOK
Yes No Yes
KINDLE(E-INK READERS) No Yes No
KINDLE FIRE, HD Yes, with Overdrive app Yes Yes, for PDF books with the  Bluefire app

BLACKBERRY(Support Discontinued- OMC App No Longer available as of April 10, 2014)

Only with legacy Overdrive app Yes, with Kindle app No
WINDOWS 7 PHONE Yes Yes, with Kindle app No
IPOD TOUCH
IPAD (except
1st Generation iPad for Overdrive)
IPHONE
Yes Yes, with Overdrive or Kindle app Yes, with EBSCO eBook App
ANDROID OS PHONES / TABLETS Yes Yes, with Overdrive or Kindle app Yes, with EBSCO eBook App
WINDOWS PCS Yes Yes, with Adobe Digital Editions or Kindle app Yes
MAC Yes Yes, with Adobe Digital Editions or Kindle app Yes

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 507.328.2305 or email us.