OverDrive Please note that this service is available to Waco McLennan County Library cardholders only.
OverDrive offers a wide selection of the most popular fiction authors and bestselling nonfiction titles in audiobook and eBook formats.
Audiobooks - WMA and MP3 formats; list of supported portable devices
Important iOS 7 Alert:
Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.
When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue.
Overdrive is resolving the issue but in the meantime, here are immediate remedies for users:
1) Re-authenticate the app with your existing or a new Adobe ID. Refer to this Help article for assistance. (Recommended)
2) Uninstall and re-install OMC which will also require the user to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear a user's bookshelf, history, and app settings.
Audiobook users won't notice that anything is different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks they already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. A user will receive an error message informing them to download the title again.
OneClickdigital, a Recorded Books company, offers downloadable audiobook selections from popular authors such as John Sanford, Charlaine Harris and Nevada Barr, Jennifer Chiavarini, and teen authors Cassandra Clare and Lauren DeStefano After you set up your free account on the website, you can download apps directly to your iphone. Just search for OneClickdigital in the Itunes App Store, or follow the link on the library website.
Need help getting started? Look here for download instructions, video tutorials, and more.
MP3 and WMA devices are supported, as well as all iOS devices (iphone, ipad, ipod). Click here for details.
Other Ebook Resources
From the Library
This collection of electronic books may be read on your computer while connected to the Internet. They are also all available through the Library Catalog by clicking on the provided link. Chapters in PDF format may be downloaded to your e-book reader or computer. To save your reading list, make notes, and use other features you may wish to create an Ebsco User Account (free). Most titles are technical or scholarly, with some fiction included.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. The contents are chosen by us specifically for our library.
On the Web
Project Gutenberg: offers over 39,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.
Project Gutenberg Mobile site. This version of the PG site is formatted for your mobile device.
Sync YA literature into Your Earphones: SYNC is the audiobook publishers’ and AudioFile Magazine’s commitment to introducing the listening experience to the young adult audience. This summer, they will provide two free audiobook downloads a week for eight weeks. One is a popular YA title, and the other a classic book title that relates to it in some way.