Read Free eBooks

 

What Do YOU Need?

  • Library Card

  • PIN Number

  • Computer or Mobile Device with Internet Access

 
 

 
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OverDrive

 

OverDrive has thousands of eBooks available to choose from. Borrow up to 15 items at a time, and best of all, you never have to worry about returns or overdue fines since eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

How does it work?

If you’re on iOSAndroid or Windows 10 devices, download the original OverDrive app or the newer Libby app (a great alternative for beginners). 

If you’re on a Kindle Fire, we suggest downloading the original OverDrive app.

Once the app is installed on your device, open it up, select Downey City Library, and login into your account by entering your library card number (hint: it’s the number on the back of your library car) and PIN. After you’ve logged into your account, you are ready to browse, borrow and read eBooks from our collection.

If the eBook you want is checked out, simply place a hold on the book and you’ll be notified when it’s available to borrow.

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the OverDrive help page.

 

 

Getting Started

 

Mobile Devices

iOS

Android

Kindle Fire

Desktop | Laptop Computers

Mac

Windows

 

 
 

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary has thousands of eBooks available to choose from. Use the cloudLibrary app to find the books you want or browse the digital shelves and filter your searches by genre. You can borrow up to 15 items at time, and best of all, eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so no returns necessary and you’ll never have to worry about overdue fines.

How does it work?

Simply download the cloudLibrary app directly from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or install the cloudLibrary app for Windows PC or Mac OS X.

Once the app is installed, open it, select Downey City Library, and login into your account by entering your library card number (hint: it’s the number on the back of your library car) and PIN. After you’ve logged into your account, you are ready to browse, borrow and read eBooks from our collection.

If the eBook you want is checked out, simply place a hold on the book and you’ll be notified when it’s available to borrow.

For more in-depth instructions you can visit the cloudLibrary how-to-video page. Or for frequently asked questions visit the cloudLibrary FAQ’s Page.