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Free eBook Downloads Available at County Library

If you have a smart phone or a tablet and wireless Internet access, you can download free eBooks from the Palm Beach County Library. These eBooks are available any time and are free (charges may apply depending on your service provider and your data contract.) 

Visit http://www.pbclibrary.org/classic-ebooks.htm to get your free eBooks.

What makes these books free is that these are public domain titles. These classic eBooks have been scanned from books that are no longer protected by copyright law, titles such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Download as many as you want and keep them on your table or phone and enjoy them while you wait at the doctor’s office or at the airport.  You’ll just need a few things first to get the books: your phone or tablet, the Overdrive Media Console software, and a QR code scanner.

The library uses QR codes to link to the eBooks and you’ll need a code scanner to read the codes.

If you don't already have it, you can download the Overdrive Media Console at: http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/. Install it on the phone or portable device you'll use to read the eBook. Or if you have a QR code scanner, you can scan this code with your device to get the software.

QR Code to scan with a smart phoneIf you don't have a QR Code scanner, you can download one from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Marketplace, or BlackBerry App World depending on your device. Once you install the code reader, you can open the app and use your device's camera to scan the code for the book you want. And when the book downloads, it will be yours to keep, for free!

And if you don't have a smart phone or app-enabled device, you can still click on the codes on the Library web page and download the book to your computer.  In that case, you will need a software program that displays EPUB documents, such as Adobe Digital Editions (also available for free from the library).

There are currently 40 titles to download, but if you want more, the eBooks page has a link to 34,000 additional titles.

 

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