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Wisconsin's Digital Library / OverDrive

Wisconsin's Digital Library (aka OverDrive) is a catalog of free e-books, audio books and videos that you can check out, download and enjoy for limited periods of time. All you need is a library card and special software to facilitate the download process. Wisconsin's Digital Library is a service of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium and is available to patrons throughout the state.

First-time users:

Make sure your device is compatible! Visit the Device Resource Center.

Quick guides / instructions:

Required software: OverDrive Media Console | Adobe Digital Editions
(Note: Please read the appropriate "quick guide" for your device first.)

Checkout limits: A maximum of 10 OverDrive items may be checked out for seven or 14 days at a time; e-books have an additional 21-day option. Except for e-books, items cannot be returned early. Renewals are only possible by checking out the item again, and only if no one else is waiting for it.

Download availability: Not all downloads are immediately available. Like physical library items, they only can be checked out to a set number of users at one time. However, you may "place a hold" on any item to be notified when it becomes available. You will receive an email, and the item will be held for you for three days.

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OverDrive's Big Library Read: October 13-28, 2014

OverDrive's Big Library Read: October 13-28, 2014

Check out OverDrive’s Big Library Read, which offers community-wide access to a YA title during October 13-28, 2014. During this special event, all card holders can simply download “Anatomy of A Misfit" by Andrea Portes from OverDrive. Since OverDrive is offering simultaneous use ...

The WPLC Blog

Adobe Digital Editions and Privacy

10/20/14 As many of you may be aware, Adobe has confirmed that is has been logging data on the reading activity of people who use the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) service and that it has been transmitting those logs to its servers as unencrypted text files, raising privacy and security concerns.  The Digital Shift has a very good article on their ebooks page about this issue with Adobe and tracking and logging a user's reading activity to provide certain ebook conveniences such as synching. ... (read more)