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If the previous year’s statistics are any indication of what consumers spent money on during the holidays , there is a good chance that you or someone you know may be receiving some sort of… continue reading Have Yourself A Happy High-Tech Holiday!

By written by Peter SM    December 18, 2012   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has released the newest version of our mobile site ! The new mobile site (version 3.0) uses responsive web design and provides an optimal viewing experience on all… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Mobile Site 3.0

By written by Peter SM    December 11, 2012   

Borrowing ebooks and audiobooks from the Free Library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color.  Barnes & Noble has recently added the… continue reading Overdrive eBook App Comes to Nook

By written by Jamie W.    October 18, 2012   

Adding ebooks to mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones or tablets has always been a breeze.  Just go to your app store, add Overdrive’s free app, and start… continue reading Getting Library Ebooks for Your Kindle Fire Just Got Easier

By written by Jamie W.    October 15, 2012    1

In these two new videos we walk you through the steps of downloading library ebooks to your Kindle e-reader. The first video shows you how to add ebooks to your Kindle over a Wi-Fi network. The… continue reading Two ways to download ebooks to your Kindle

By written by Jamie W.    August 21, 2012    4

Downloading music and ebooks on the go has just gotten easier.  Two of our most popular digital media services, Freading and Freegal, now offer mobile apps for iOS/Apple and Android… continue reading New mobile apps available for digital media

By written by Jamie W.    July 31, 2012   

This video will walk you through the process of checking out and downloading an ebook for your Nook, Kobo, Sony, or other dedicated e-reader.  It also covers how to download and activate… continue reading How to Download Ebooks to Your Nook or other similar e-reader

By written by Jamie W.    July 24, 2012    2

You have likely heard that the Free Library offers tens of thousands of downloadable ebooks. If you are new to digital reading though, finding them can take some getting used to. This video will… continue reading New to ebooks: Start here

By written by Jamie W.    July 19, 2012    2

You’ve probably noticed the video below cropping up on our site as you’ve searched for ebooks lately.  While we can’t take credit for this terrific video – that honor… continue reading The Free Library Joins the Ebooks For Libraries Movement

By written by Jamie W.    May 24, 2012    2

Beginning today, our Overdrive site will have a new look.  You will notice a lot of changes in appearance and layout, but the nuts and bolts are the same. The checkouts, holds, and ‘My… continue reading Introducing Our New Overdrive Website for Ebooks

By written by Jamie W.    April 30, 2012    5

The Free Library is excited to launch a trial of a new service for all you ebook readers out there! This service—which is free with your Library card and PIN and will be offered for a… continue reading Free Library Launches New Ebook Service!

By written by Alix G.    April 11, 2012    6

See update to this story (10/2/2013) Ebooks fans may have noticed that some titles are no longer available for wireless downloading via Amazon.  This is due to restrictions recently put in… continue reading Ebook News: Penguin Book Group Restricts Wireless Downloads for Kindle

By written by Jamie W.    March 23, 2012   

See update to this story (10/2/2013) In a surprise announcement on February 9th, Penguin Group, one of the world’s largest publishers, terminated its partnership with OverDrive , the primary… continue reading New Penguin Ebooks No Longer Available to Libraries

By written by Jamie W.    February 17, 2012    8

You've asked for 'em, now we've got 'em: interactive, talking ebooks for children! TumbleBooks is "an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the… continue reading Introducing TumbleBooks!

By written by Sarah S.    February 8, 2012    2

The holidays have come and gone and it seems there are suddenly a lot of new Kindle owners out there. I thought this would be a good time to post this short, introductory video on how to checkout… continue reading Merry Kindle!

By written by Jamie W.    January 12, 2012    1

I'm pleased to report that "Get for Kindle’ for all Penguin eBooks in our catalog has been restored as of this morning. According to OverDrive, our ebook provider, "Penguin titles… continue reading Penguin ebooks again available for Kindle users

By written by Anne L.    November 23, 2011   

Kindle users, especially, will want to read this news flash:  the Free Library learned Monday afternoon that Penguin Publishers has notified OverDrive, the vendor through which we provide… continue reading Penguin ebooks situation unfolds

By written by Anne L.    November 21, 2011    6

In a move highly anticipated since our initial announcement in April, Kindle owners can now download ebooks from the Free Library of Philadelphia. The process for borrowing an ebook for… continue reading Free Library Ebooks Now Compatible with Kindle E-Readers!

By written by Jamie W.    September 21, 2011    38

We are pleased to announce that the Free Library has recently expanded its digital collection with the addition of Disney Digital Books.  This new collection features nearly 700 popular… continue reading New Disney Online Books available now!

By written by Jamie W.    August 30, 2011    22

Overdrive Media, the company that supports many of the downloadable eBooks and audiobooks available through the Free Library of Philadelphia does an awfully good job ensuring that their service is… continue reading A Digital Romance: Is Your Device Compatible with Overdrive?

By written by Jamie W.    July 14, 2011    2

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