Go to the Indiana Digital Media website to download FREE eBooks on your digital device.
- Help from OverDrive
- If you need assistance, when we are open call 349-3228 or use Reference Chat or you can send an email any time.
- Sign up for a 1 hour One on One Help Session
Hardware and Software Requirements
- OverDrive's Device Resource Center
- Adobe Digital Editions (for use on most devices)
- OverDrive Media Console (for use on Android, iPhone, and iPad)
- Checkout - 7 or 14 days. Adobe ebooks (PDF and EPUB) can be returned early, but Mobipocket books cannot. A list of your checked out downloads will only display in your account on the Indiana Digital Media site. There is a limit of ten titles at a time.
- Renewals - There are no renewals; you simply check out the item again.
- Holds - You have 48 hours to respond once a held item is available. Holds notices are only sent via email and will only display in your account on the Indiana Digital Media site.
- Fines - There are no fines; the files simply expire.
- Timing Out - When browsing for new titles, be aware that items will only sit in your cart for 30 minutes before the session times out.
- Library Card and PIN/Password Requirement - You must have a valid library card and PIN/Password to download an Indiana Digital Media eBook.
Free Public Domain Titles
Indiana Digital Media has over 15,000 titles at Additional eBooks that never expire and don't count against your library checkout limit. Also see Project Gutenberg with over 33,000 free titles (many titles in formats other than Adobe Digital Editions). In addition to the library's Kindle titles available via Indiana Digital Media, Kindle users can access free eBooks through Amazon's Kindle Store.
Other Free Sources of eBooks
- Baen Books - Science fiction and fantasy
- epubBooks - Classic literature
- bookboon.com - Textbooks
- Bookyard - "Library of the World"
- California Free Digital Textbook Initiative FlexBooks - K - 12 textbooks
- CARL Digital Library Collection - Military manuals and books
- Connexions - A place to view and share educational material
- eBooks@Adelaide - Literature for the ages via the University of Adelaide
- feedbooks - Public domain and original titles
- getfreebooks - Public domain literature
- Girl ebooks - Original ebooks by women
- Open Library - an open, editable library catalog
- lendle - lend and borrow Kindle books