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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.
- Nook App from Barnes & Noble
- iPad/iPhone App from iTunes
- Android App from Google Play
- Kindle Fire/Android App from Amazon
More OverDrive Help
- Being Ruth: Tutorial for Putting Library Books on Your Nook
- Amazon.com Help: Public Library Books for Kindle
- Error Dialog: User Not Activated (for Nook Simple Touch Users)
- OverDrive Help Videos
- 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.
Please note: eBooks downloaded from Freading can be read using the OverDrive app or the Freading app.
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Which eBook catalog should I choose?
|Checkout Limits||10 titles||Varies (5 tokens)|
|Checkout Time||2 weeks||2 weeks|
|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
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.
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 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 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 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?