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Did you know you can check out free ebooks with your Niles library card?

According to a study released by the Pew Research Center in June of 2012, 58% of library card holders do not know if their library lends eBooks.

The Niles Public Library has two ebook services: The 3M Cloud Library and Overdrive’s MyMediaMall.

Checking out an ebook is just as easy as checking out a print book from the library and you can check them out from anywhere with your mobile device.

To download an ebook using a tablet or a smartphone, you will need the 3M or Overdrive app from your app store. Once installed search for the Niles Public Library and enter your library card number. Set-up will take you a few minutes the first time you log-in, but once that is done you are minutes away from downloading your first ebook. Search for ebooks just like the print books by title and/or author. Once the title is checked out, you can download it right on to your mobile device.

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To download an ebook using an ereader, you must first download the book to your computer and then transfer to your ereader. If you are using a Kindle you will need to log in to your Amazon.com account to download your library book. Most ereaders are compatible with MyMediaMall, but the 3M Cloud Library is not compatible with Kindle.

Five books may be checked at a time and the loan period is three weeks. Just like the print book, if a book is checked out you can place a hold on it and you will be notified by email when the book is available. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

There are no late fees!

If you have questions, the eBook Committee at the Niles Public Library offers one-on-one help. We can teach you how to search, checkout, and download ebooks onto your mobile device as well as how to install the apps on your mobile device.

Call 847-663-6603 to set up an appointment for ebook help.

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