How to Check Out & Download an eBook
Click here to get step-by-step instructions on how to get eBooks from the library on to your eReader (excludes Kindle devices).
Click here to get step-by-step instructions on how to get eBooks from the library on to your Kindle.
Click here to get step-by-step instructions on how to get eBooks and Audiobooks from the library on to your mobile device.
How do I know if I am eligible to checkout an eBook? You can check out an eBook/digital audiobook if you have a CPL library card.
How many eBooks can I check out? You can have up to 3 eBooks/digital audiobooks checked out on a card for OverDrive and 3 eBooks/digital audiobooks checked out on a card for EBSCO eBooks.
What is the check out period for eBooks? You have the option of either a 7 or 14 day checkout period.
Can I get a late fee on an eBook? You cannot get late fees on eBooks/digital audiobooks since items are automatically returned at the due date.
Can I place a hold on an eBook? Yes, you can place a hold on eBooks that are currently checked out. If a book is checked out, OverDrive or EBSCO eBooks will ask for your email address to notify you when it is available.
How long do I have to check out the eBook I put on hold when I receive my email notification? If you receive an email saying your eBook is available you have 3 days to check it out. After 3 days the eBook is made available to other users.
Can I find eBooks on the library's catalog? Most of the eBooks available in OverDrive and EBSCO eBooks can be found in the library's catalog. However, all eBooks go through the process of being added to the catalog so there could be a delay. The best way to search for the most current listings is either through the OverDrive or EBSCO eBook catalog links available on the website.
OverDrive – Check out and download your favorite popular titles in fiction & nonfiction, young adult, and children’s for the popular eReaders, including Kindles! Audiobooks are available to check out, download and listen to on your computer or mobile devices.
EBSCO eBooks – Check out and download great research materials and popular fiction for many of the popular eReaders (currently unavailable for Kindle devices).
OneClickDigital audiobooks – User guide to help you check out and download great audiobook materials.