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Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many of  Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future. Overdrive reported today that there is glitch with thier… continue reading Overdrive App and iOS 7

By written by Jamie W.    September 19, 2013    2

Over the summer we blogged about a number of changes coming to our electronic resources and databases . The last of those changes has finally gone into effect. The Free Library will no long… continue reading UPDATE - Changes to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    September 12, 2013   

Last month we blogged about  changes coming to our electronic resources and databases .  A few of those changes will take effect this week. First of all though, we are happy to report… continue reading UPDATE - Changes Coming to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    June 28, 2013   

We've all been there: One chapter from the end of a great book, and the pile of on-deck reads atop the bedside table looking awfully slim. The anxiety of not having something to read starts to… continue reading Attention Readers: Your New Favorite Book Is Here

By written by Jamie W.    June 24, 2013    1

Our streaming Music Online collections, powered by Alexander Street Press, have recently added tons of great new content. You'll find these collections listed on both our Digital… continue reading Tons of New Music Added to FLP's Streaming Music Collections

By written by Jamie W.    June 11, 2013    1

Many of our ebook readers have already discovered Freading. It's a great alternative to our Overdrive collection with a wide selection of titles from a growing list of publishers. Freading… continue reading Now Get Even More from Freading!

By written by Jamie W.    June 7, 2013    1

OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 28. This change will effect people who use the Overdrive app… continue reading Updated Overdrive Mobile Apps Coming Tuesday 5/28/13

By written by Jamie W.    May 23, 2013    2

In our continual effort to better serve you, a team of librarians has recently taken a fresh look at our many electronic resources and databases, and has recommended some changes. Public… continue reading Changes Coming to Our Electronic Resources and Databases

By written by Jamie W.    May 15, 2013    32

This is a great time for music lovers. Not so long ago, we had relatively few choices when it came to how we heard our music. We could buy it, which is ideal if you’re sure you’re… continue reading Music Everywhere

By written by Jamie W.    May 15, 2013    17

Congratulations on your new e-reader, tablet, or mobile device! We hope you enjoy borrowing digital items from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Here's a quick guide to get you on your… continue reading New to Ebooks? Start Here

By written by Jamie W.    May 7, 2013    20

See update to this story (10/2/2013) Yesterday, we were pleased to learn that Hachette, one of the “Big 6” publishers in the United States, will now sell their full catalog of ebook… continue reading Publishers Warming to Library Ebook Lending

By written by Jamie W.    May 2, 2013   

Dear Android Lovers, We know you want to read fantastic library ebooks and listen to great audiobooks on your device and now, it couldn't easier. Wth the free Overdrive Media Console app, you… continue reading Want library ebooks on your Android? There's an app for that!

By written by Jamie W.    April 18, 2013   

The 55th annual Grammy awards were held this week in Los Angeles and the world was invited to sit on its collective couch and watch. Did the Grammys reaffirm your faith in pop music? Or like many… continue reading Grab a Grammy Winner with Freegal!

By written by Jamie W.    February 12, 2013   

Overdrive released their revamped website about two weeks ago and we've already heard from many of our readers. New features, such as the improved download button (no more accidentally… continue reading Welcome to Overdrive Read

By written by Jamie W.    January 29, 2013   

If you’ve been waiting for the process of checking out library ebooks to become simpler, Overdrive, the company that maintains the Free Library’s primary ebook collection , promises… continue reading Redesigned Ebook Platform Coming this Friday

By written by Jamie W.    January 10, 2013    1

Let's say there's a hot new bestseller tearing up the New York Times list.  It's everywhere, in the libraries, the books stores, at fancy displays by the grocery… continue reading Why Can't I Find All the eBooks and Audiobooks I Want at the Free Library?

By written by Jamie W.    December 21, 2012    5

The Free Library of Philadelphia offers a large number of downloadable audiobooks in our Overdrive , OneClick Digital , and Hoopla collections.  Downloading audiobooks is simple,… continue reading Downloading Audiobooks from the Free Library

By written by Jamie W.    December 19, 2012    23

While Nook tablets like the Nook Color, Nook HD, or Nook HD+ are treated like an Android tablet (see instructions here ), downloading to a Nook Simple Touch or other dedicated e-reader (like the… continue reading Getting Library Ebooks for Your Nook Simple Touch or Similar E-Reader

By written by Jamie W.    December 19, 2012    14

Downloading library ebooks to a Kindle is a simple process and this post will get you started. Before going further though, please note that the Kindle Fire works like an Android tablet and… continue reading How to Add Library Ebooks to Your Kindle

By written by Jamie W.    December 19, 2012    26

Congratulations on your new e-reader, tablet, or mobile device! We hope you enjoy borrowing digital items from the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Here's a quick guide to get you on your… continue reading An Introduction to Ebooks at the Free Library of Philadelphia

By written by Jamie W.    December 19, 2012    1