Downloadable Media at BPL
Downloadable Media Basics
You have more access to eBooks at BPL than ever before. There are two main catalogs where you can browse and borrow downloadable media: Downloadable Media from Overdrive (books, audiobooks, music and videos) and the 3M Cloud Library (books only).
Handouts and Guides
BPL librarians have also prepared the following guides for loading eBooks onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other device:
- Downloadable Media from Overdrive for the Kindle (PDF or .doc)
- Downloadable Media from Overdrive for the Nook (PDF or .doc)
- Downloadable Media from Overdrive for the iPad (PDF or .doc)
- Using the 3M Cloud Library (PDF or .doc)
Recommended Online Resources
Our Downloadable Media Catalog's help section provides instructions for getting started and detailed information on different devices and formats. For help on specific issues, contact Overdrive's technical support.
The Kansas State Library has put together detailed guides and step-by-step instructions for the 3M Cloud Library.
eBooks on the Web: Look on our Articles & Databases page for a list of other sites where you can borrow or download free eBooks.
Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy? (CNET): A discussion of various factors to consider when purchasing an eReader, including functionality, screen size and lighting, price point, and more, as well as a comparison of how the most popular devices measure up. See also CNET's 2012 holiday gift guide for tablets and eReaders.
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