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eBooks

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Popular eBooks, including bestsellers. If items are out, place a hold.

Additional eBooks, no waiting!

Check out up to 6 items/week.

Additional eBooks - mostly academic, out of print, and small publishers.

 

Additional eBooks, no waiting!

Limit 5 total items/month


eAudiobooks

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Popular eAudiobooks, including bestsellers.

     

Additional eAudiobooks

Limit 5 total items/month


Magazines

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Over 160 popular magazines. Current issues + some back issues.

 

Comics

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Check out up to 6 items/week.

   

Limit 5 total items/month


Music
Movies/TV

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Excellent music selection

Some TV series and movies (new and classic)

Limit 5 total items/month


Help Question mark symbol Help with OverDrive - please see individual help for your device, below
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Question mark symbol Help with Freading- please see individual help for your device, below
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Find downloads by device:
Apple TV/Chromecast

  
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OverDrive
 
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Freading
 
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OpenLibrary
 
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Zinio
 
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Hoopla
 
Apple TV Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Yes, with an Airplay-enabled mobile device [More help]
Chromecast Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Yes, with the Chromecast button in the Hoopla app

Computers & Laptops

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OverDrive
 

Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
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Hoopla
 
Read/Watch/Listen in web browser on any computer Yes, for most titles - using OverDrive Read
[More help]
or OverDrive Listen [More help]
No Yes, for most titles - using Read in Browser [More help] Yes - check out the magazine you want, then click on
Zinio 'Start Reading' button
Yes. Video streaming requires one-time install of Widevine plugin OR the Chrome browser [More help]
PCs/laptops with Windows 10, or Windows 7 or older Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions (ebooks) [More help]

or OverDrive Media Console (e-audio)
[More help]
Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions [More help] Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions [More help] Yes, using the Zinio desktop app [more help] No downloads on computers - see streaming option above
PCs/laptops with Windows 8/8.1 Yes. Windows 8/8.1 overview

OverDrive app for Windows 8 [More help]

And/or: Adobe Digital Editions (ebooks) [More help]

and/or OverDrive Media Console (e-audio)
[More help]

Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions [More help] Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions [More help] Yes, using the Zinio desktop app [more help] No downloads on computers - see streaming option above
Mac computers Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions (ebooks) [More help] [For Mac: screenshots from River Falls Public Library]

or OverDrive Media Console (e-audio) [More help]

Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions [More help] [For Mac: screenshots from River Falls Public Library] Yes, using Adobe Digital Editions [More help] [For Mac: screenshots from River Falls Public Library] Yes, using the Zinio desktop app [more help] No downloads on computers - see streaming option above
Chromebook computers
running the Chrome OS
Yes, using the OverDrive for Chromebook app [install link]
[More help]
No Yes, for most titles - using Read in Browser [More help] Yes - check out the magazine you want, then click on
Zinio 'Start Reading' button
Yes - streaming only, all formats available, no downloads

iOS Devices
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OverDrive logo
OverDrive
 
Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
Hoopla logo
Hoopla
 
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
with iOS 8 or newer
Yes, using the OverDrive app [More Help] iOS 8.4 and above only
Yes, using the Freading app [More help]
Yes, using the OverDrive app  [More Help] Yes, using the Zinio for Libraries app [More help] Yes, using the Hoopla app [More help]
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
with iOS 7.1-7.9
Yes, using the OverDrive app [More Help] No Yes, using the OverDrive app  [More Help] Yes, using the Zinio for Libraries app [More help] No
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
with iOS 6-7.0
Yes, using OverDrive Read/Listen only [More help] No Yes, read in browser only [More help] No No
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
with iOS 5.9 or older
Yes, using OverDrive Read/Listen only [More help] No Yes, read in browser only [More help] No No

Android Devices
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OverDrive logo
OverDrive
 
Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
Hoopla logo
Hoopla
 
Android 4+ devices Yes, using the OverDrive app [More Help for Android 4+] Yes, using the Freading app [More help] Yes, using the OverDrive app [More help] Yes, using the Zinio mobile app [more help]

Yes, using the Hoopla mobile app [More Help]

Android 2.x or 3.x devices Yes, using the OverDrive app [More Help for Android 2.x/3.x]
 
No Yes, using the OverDrive app [App install help for Android 2.x/3.x]

[Book download help]
No

No

Kobo Arc Yes, using OverDrive app
[More help]
Yes, using OverDrive app
[More help]
Yes, using OverDrive app
[More help]
Yes, using the Zinio mobile app [more help]

Yes, using the Hoopla mobile app for Android [More Help]

Kobo Vox Yes, using OverDrive app
[More help]
Yes, using OverDrive app
[More help]
Yes, using OverDrive app
[More help]
Yes, using the Zinio mobile app which comes preinstalled [more help]

No

Kindle Fire Yes, with the OverDrive app for Android [More help] Yes, with the OverDrive app for Android [More help] Yes, with the OverDrive app for Android [More help] Yes, using the Zinio mobile app [more help]

Yes, using the Hoopla mobile app for Android [More Help]


Blackberry devices
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OverDrive logo
OverDrive
 
Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
Hoopla logo
Hoopla
 
Blackberry Phones No No No No

No

Blackberry Playbook

Yes, using the "Read in Browser" (OverDrive Read) option only [More help]

Or if you already have the OverDrive Media Console app for Blackberry Playbook [More Help]

No Yes, using the "Read in Browser" option only [More help] Yes, using the Zinio mobile app [more help]

No


Mobile Windows devices
Windows phone
OverDrive logo
OverDrive
 
Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
Hoopla logo
Hoopla
 
Windows 7 mobile devices (Windows Phone) Yes, using OverDrive app [Download link]
[More help]
No Yes, using OverDrive app [More help] No

No

Windows 8/8.1/10 mobile devices (phones and tablets) Yes, using the OverDrive app [More help] Yes, using the OverDrive app [More help] Yes, using the OverDrive app [More help] Yes, using the Zinio mobile app [more help]

No


Sony Reader

E-reader icon
OverDrive logo
OverDrive
 
Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
Hoopla logo
Hoopla
 
Sony Reader WiFi Yes, using your device's browser
[More help]
Yes, using your device's browser [More help] Yes, transfer using Reader/Reader Library software
[More help]
No No
Sony Reader (older models) Yes, transfer using Reader/Reader Library software
[More help]
Yes, transfer using Reader/Reader Library software
[More help]
Yes, transfer using Reader/Reader Library software
[More help]
No No

Kobo Mini/Touch/Glo/Aura
& All other e-readers
(all devices with black-and-white screens)

E-reader icon

OverDrive logo
OverDrive
 
Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
Hoopla logo
Hoopla
 
Kobo Mini/Touch/Glo/Aura Yes, transfer using Adobe Digital Editions
[More help]
Yes, transfer using Adobe Digital Editions
[More help]
Yes, transfer using Adobe Digital Editions
[More help]
No

No

Kobo Aura One Yes, access directly on device
[More help - see page 48 of user guide]
TBD TBD No No
Kobo Arc or Vox see "Android Devices," above
All other Kindle models
(other than Kindle Fire, under Android tablets above)
No No No No No
Most other black-and-white eReaders Yes, transfer using Adobe Digital Editions
[More help]
Yes, transfer using Adobe Digital Editions
[More help]
Yes, transfer using Adobe Digital Editions
[More help]
No No

Music players

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OverDrive logo
OverDrive
 
Freading logo
Freading
 
OpenLibrary Logo
OpenLibrary
 
Zinio logo
Zinio
 
Hoopla logo
Hoopla
 
All music players that support MP3 format Yes - download  audiobooks to your computer and transfer using OverDrive Media Console. [More help] Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

No

 

Programs and Help at the Library

eReader with book pileNeed help getting started with eBooks? Try one of our free programs! SCL offers group sessions for specific devices periodically. We also offer free 1:1 sessions with a library staff member to get started using library eBooks on your device.

For group classes, please see our Program Calendar.

For 1-on-1 sessions, please contact our Information Desk for more information or to register. There are a variety of dates and times available.
 


More Information

Having problems?
Please see the help page for the service you are trying to use:
OpenLibrary Help | Hoopla Help | Zinio Help
For OverDrive and Freading, please see the specific help handout for the device you are trying to use, at the top of this page.

Contact our Information Desk for help with library download services or to learn more about programs to help with these services.
Phone: 780-410-8600
Email: info@sclibrary.ab.ca


Note for other libraries

You are welcome to use our help handouts with your own patrons or in any way that is useful to you.

Attribution for images

All the black-and-white icons on this page come from The Noun Project and are licensed with a Creative Commons license. The designers of these images are:
 
Audiobook designed by Dimitry Dunseifer
Cast by Garrett Knoll
Cellphone designed by Andrew Forrester
Computer
eBook designed by Antonio Aversa
Headphones designed by Madebyelvis
iPhone designed by Michael Loupos
Key designed by Marcio Duarte
Comic Book designed by Carlo Cariņo
Lock designed by Sascha Elmers
Magazine designed by Gildas
Movie designed by Anna Weiss
Remote designed by misirlou
Smart-Phone designed by Rahul Anand
Smart Phone designed by Megan Sheehan
Tablet designed by Landon Reed
Tablet designed by Derrick Snider

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