Freading is a great new eBook service for Denville public library users. Freading currently provides access to about 22,000 titles from over 100 small and independent publishers, with new titles added regularly. Download and read eBooks on your computer (Windows or Mac) using Adobe Digital Editions, or transfer titles to a portable reading device. Freading works with iPads, iPhones, Nooks, most Android-based mobile devices and Kindle Fire (sorry, no Kindle Readers). Using a free app, you can download books directly to compatible mobile devices. Freading gives you a choice of EPUB or PDF file formats.
One difference between Freading and the library's other eBook service, 3M Cloud LIbrary, is that Freading titles are always available. No waiting lists. Freading allows a weekly limit of nine eBooks at a time.
Freading is FREE to all Denville Public Library library cardholders.
Quick Facts about Freading
- Over 20,000 titles are available from a variety of publishers.
- New books are added weekly.
- All books are always available.
- Books can be checked out for 14 days and renewed.
- There is a weekly limit of 9 books per week.
A Few Basics before You Begin
- You will need your Denville library card number (13-digit barcode).
- You must have an Adobe ID to manage your eBook downloads. If you do not already have an Adobe ID, you can create an ID by visiting the Adobe website.
- Install Adobe Digital Editions software (optional if you are a mobile only user and use the Freading app – see below).
What eReaders does Freading work with?
Most popular eReading devices will work with Freading, with the exception of the standard Amazon Kindle. Freading does have an app that works with the Kindle Fire.
You can use the service with:
- Either a PC or Mac. Use Adobe Digital Editions to read downloaded books.
- The Nook family of readers from Barnes & Noble. Nooks cannot download directly from Freading, but you can download books to your computer and then transfer them to the Nook with Adobe Digital Editions.
- Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Users download the Freading app from the Apple App Store, then register the app with their Adobe ID and use the browser on the device (e.g. Safari) to log in to Freading and check out a book. The app will then allow access to the book.
- The Kobo eReader and Vox tablet. Users download the Freading app from the Getjar app store.
- Most Android based tablets and phones. Devices must be at least version 2.2 of Android and have access to the full Android app market (some Android devices only allow access to a subset of the store). Tablets that allow you to download the app include ones from Motorola, Sony, Samsung and Acer, among others. Users download the Freading app at Google Play and use the app to download books and read. Note: there are special instructions for downloading the Freading app for Kindle Fire.