'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land
eReaders and tablets were pent up with demand;
To checkout, for free, from the public library,
Romances, New Fiction, and SciFi that’s so scary;
Okay, I have to admit, that’s all we could come up with. We’d have to drink way more egg nog to complete the poem.
But, whether you are receiving or giving a Nook Tablet tomorrow for Christmas, or already received your Kindle Fire for Hanukkah a few weeks ago, or you were given an iPad mini to celebrate Diwali in November, or you are giving someone a Google Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday for Kwanzaa, rest assured that ELPL has thousands of eBooks ready for checkout from two eBook collections, Overdrive and ELPL’s Cloud Library from 3M. Here’s a quick guide to get you started, and places to call and email for help if you need it.
Kindle Fire users - To use Overdrive go to the Amazon appstore and download the free Overdrive app (search “Overdrive”). To use the Cloud Library follow these instructions.
Android phone and tablet users - To use either Overdrive or the Clould Library visit the Google Play Store and download the free apps. Search “Overdrive” and “3M Cloud Library”.
iOS users (includes iPhones, iPads (mini and regular), and iPods) - To use either Overdrive or the Cloud Library visit the Apple App Store and download the free apps. Search “Overdrive” and “3M Cloud Library”.
Nook Tablet and Nook Color users - Visit the Nook Apps store and download the free apps. Search “Overdrive” and “3M Cloud Library”.
If your device isn’t listed above check out the Overdrive and 3M lists of compatible devices.
You can use the apps to search for favorite titles and authors or you can find titles in the library catalog. Just search as you normally do and then narrow your results by clicking the eBook link on the left side of the page (see screenshot at the end of the post).
If you need help check out Overdrive’s help page or 3M’s support page. If you run into problems you can email us
and a library staff member will email you back on Wednesday when the library opens back up for business. On Wednesday you can also call 517-351-2420 and choose the option for Technical Support. Techies will be answering voicemail for that phone number for your eReader and tablet questions.
We also have One on One Tech help appointments available. Email
or call 517-351-2420, and choose the option for Technical Support, to reserve an appointment.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!