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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    1

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    17

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

Public libraries, including the Free Library, have long been stymied that the ebooks we offer were not usable on Kindles. This was an industry issue that we ourselves were not able to… continue reading Good news for Kindle owners!

By written by Anne L.    April 21, 2011    8

HarperCollins publisher announced a week ago that it was changing its sales restrictions to libraries that loan e-books. Previously, when we libraries purchased HarperCollins e-books, that… continue reading HarperCollins makes changes to library e-book sales and lending

By written by Anne L.    March 7, 2011    19

Last Monday, we revealed the most circulated books, DVD films, and DVD television shows for adults at the Free Library in 2010. This week, we're revealing the most… continue reading Most Circulated Titles at the Free Library, Part II: Digital Media

By written by Michelle S.    February 7, 2011    2

The library continues to expand its collection of ebook titles. We now have close to 4,000 books available for you to download to your new ereader. Compatible ebook reading devices are listed… continue reading So you might get an ereader for Christmas? (or you are hoping to?)

By written by Jen W.    December 21, 2010    3

Just in time for the holidays, you can now download ebooks to your iPhone, iPod Touch and Android device ! It only appears to work  with EPUB formatted ebooks, not PDFs, at this… continue reading iPhone and Android devices can read ebooks!

By written by Jen W.    December 20, 2010    7

While iPad and iPhone users are waiting patiently for OverDrive to release the new iPad/iPhone apps, we have discovered a workaround for getting OverDrive ebooks onto an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.… continue reading Ebooks on your iPad!

By written by Jen W.    November 23, 2010    10

There are a number of fantastic tutorials that people have put together to walk you through using your ebook readers.  Below are two that I have found helpful. OverDrive Digital Media… continue reading Ebook reader tutorials online!

By written by Jen W.    September 16, 2010    5

The Free Library added ebooks to our collection last fall. Since then, the revolution in ebooks has really picked up speed. With the release of the iPad this spring, more and more people… continue reading So you want to get an ebook reader?

By written by Jen W.    August 9, 2010    26

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