January 5, 2010
Looking for free electronic books but unsure of what library online resource you can use?
NetLibrary is a collection of e-books that you can read on your computer after you have established an account. Set up your NetLibrary account on one of the computers at the headquarters library in Wausau or at any of the 8 branch libraries. Then you will be able to login and read NetLibrary ebooks from any computer with Internet access. E-books from NetLibrary can only be viewed on your computer. These electronic books cannot be downloaded to an e-book reader or any other portable device.
OverDrive is a collection of e-books, music, audiobooks, and videos that you can download for free to your computer or portable device. The electronic books available from this online resources are available as Adobe PDF files that you can download and read on your computer or as EPUB format files that you can download to your Sony e-book reader. Materials check out for two weeks. You do not need to set up a separate account to use OverDrive. Your valid library card is all you need to “check-out” and download items from OverDrive.
Both of these resources are funded by public libraries and library systems who are members of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium. They are free for you to enjoy.
Start using them today. Access them both here.
Questions? Please contact us.