We’ve got a new eBook service

We’ve added another eBook service for you! Our friends at the Library of Virginia have provided this service to libraries across the state and we are very happy they did. It’s called Freading and it has added thousands of ePub eBooks for you to check out, download and read. The best part…no holds.

Interested? Here’s what you need to know.

  • If you have been using OverDrive there is nothing new to download or install.
    • Freading uses the same Adobe system to deliver eBooks.
  • Checkouts work via a ‘Token’ system.
    • At the beginning of each week (Monday morning) you will receive five tokens (virtual currency) which you can exchange for eBooks at a cost of 1, 2 or 4 tokens per eBook.
    • Loans are two weeks and they can be renewed for two more weeks.
      • Most renewals do not cost any of your weekly tokens but some do.
  • Freading works with many popular devices like:
    • Apple iPhones and iPads via the Freading or OverDrive apps.
    • Android phones and tablets via Freading or OverDrive apps.
    • ePub eReaders (Nooks, Sony, and more) using Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.

Want more information? Take a look at our Freading page. We’ve got a lot of information there.

To get started go to http://henricolibrary.freading.com.