eBooks and eAudio Books
As a Portage District Library resident card holder, you can check out eBooks and eAudio books for your computer or eReader. Find answers to your questions here!
How do I borrow eBooks from the library?
Portage District Library has three options for checking out eBooks:
- Click here for PDL OverDrive . (children, teens, adults)
- Click here for MCLS OverDrive. This OverDrive service provides eBooks and eAudio books through Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. (upper elementary, teens, and adults)
- Click here for TumbleBooks. The TumbleBook service provides books for children ages preschool-elementary that can be read or listened to online. TumbleBooks does not require any downloads to view the books.
Is my device compatible with OverDrive?
Most eReader, Tablet and computer devices are compatible with OverDrive. Click here for a full list
Helpful Guides for accessing eBooks
- I use a Kindle eReader
- I use a Nook or Kobo eReader
These devices may require you to install Adobe Digital Editions to your desktop or laptop computer. Click here to download this trusted software for free.
- I use an Android phone, tablet or other device
Some examples of Android devices include Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, Moto X, ASUS MeMO Pad, Tolino Tab
What if I need some help getting started?
- If you learn by doing, you can request One on One help. To schedule an appointment, stop by the library or call the info desk at 269-329-4544
- Email us or call 269-329-4544.
- Check out Overdrive’s Help page
Who can check out eBooks from the Portage District Library?
The eAudiobook and eBook downloads service through OverdrivePDLis only available to Resident and purchased Non-Resident card holders. Other borrowers must use their home libraries and library cards to download from OverDrive. If you aren’t sure if your library is a member, check the list of libraries on the Overdrive homepage or call your home library for more information.
- Borrowing eBooks and eAudio books from PDL Overdrive
- Borrowing eBooks and eAudio books from MCLS Overdrive