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Browse our OverDrive eBook catalog

Download ebooks from our OverDrive Digital Media Collection, available in MOBI, PDF and EPUB formats. Browse hundreds of great titles and download them to your computer, or transfer them to a portable device for your reading pleasure anywhere, anytime. Want to find out when new ebook titles are added to our collection?  Sign up for an email alert.

Getting Started Guides from OverDrive

Step-by-step instructions for downloading library ebooks to your device.

OverDrive Apps

More OverDrive Help

Browse our Freading eBook catalog

Freading Banner Download ebooks from Freading, a collection of 20,000 titles, available in EPUB and PDF formats, and compatible with most devices. (Kindle Fire is the only Kindle device currently supported.)

  • No holds or waiting
  • Each book has a 2-week loan period
  • Each book can be renewed once
  • All Quincy library card holders have 5 tokens per week to "spend" on Freading titles

Quick Start Guides

Step-by-step instructions for downloading library ebooks to your device. Need more help? Check out Freading FAQs.

Freading Apps

Please note: eBooks downloaded from Freading can be read using the OverDrive app or the Freading app.

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Checkout Limits 10 titles Varies (5 tokens)
Checkout Time 2 weeks 2 weeks
Renew Items? No Yes
Audiobooks? Yes No
Supported Devices Works with most devices including Kindle, Nook, Apple & Android devices Works with most devices including Nook, Apple & Android devices;
supports Kindle Fire ONLY



Looking for more free books to read right now?

While Overdrive can be filtered to only display titles that are available right now and all of Freading's catalog is always available, perhaps you haven't found something you want to read right now. Here are some additional places where you can find free ebooks:

  • Project Gutenberg
    More than 38,000 books in a collection, which is adding an average of 50 new ebooks each week. With titles available as EPUB, MOBI, HTML, and basic text documents, Project Gutenberg remains the most comprehensive collection of free and legal books on the web.
  • Open Culture
    Open Culture has a wealth of free resources, including ebooks, audiobooks, language courses, and movies.
  • ManyBooks.net
    Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from site visitors. There are more than 29,000 ebooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they’re all free!
  • DailyLit
    DailyLit essentially serializes a novel in small daily segments, in exactly the same way magazines and newspapers of the past once did. It works because the author is paid a lump sum by DailyLit, who in turn send you a segment of a book via email or RSS on a daily basis with a small piece of advertising included.
  • Free-eBooks.net
    Free-eBooks is extremely user friendly and very easy to navigate. Discover all-new, rising authors and enjoy a wealth of free ebooks. Independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance and non-fiction to help you find info on topics from self-help to business growth.
  • Scribd
    Scribd is the YouTube for documents. Users upload text documents and share them with other users easily.
  • Open Library
    More than 1,000,000 free ebook titles are available. Open Library account holders can borrow an ebook from the growing collection of mainly 20th century titles available now. Each title can be borrowed by one patron at once, and you can read it in a web browser or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or EPUB.
  • Internet Archive
    Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts, and academic books.
  • Boston Public Library
    Everyone who lives in Massachusetts can get a library card from BPL and start borrowing their ebooks immediately. Its primary collection is another partnership with Overdrive, so it will look familiar if you use our Overdrive collection, but you might find things there we don't have yet  it can't hurt to look, right?

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