eBooks

Convenient, great for travel, and completely fine-free - EPL's eBook collections are available to Edmonton residents with a library card in good standing.

To download an eBook, you need to have or create a free Adobe ID  first.

EBSCO eBooks
Thousands of helpful eBooks on lots of popular do-it-yourself and other non-fiction topics.
(Download or Read Online)

EPL eReader
Access popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks without downloading any extra apps.
(Download or Read Online)

Freading
Includes titles from most genres and lots of reality reads. 50,000 titles are always available for you - No waiting, no holds required!
(Download or Read in App)

Overdrive
Includes popular fiction, non-fiction, and technical titles.
(Download or Read in App or Read Online)

Safari Tech Books
Includes beginning programming (Java, C#, ASP.NET, MySQL, Ruby, Web dev, gaming, etc.) and consumer technology (MS office products, digital photography, social media, PC maintenance, mobile gadgets etc.)
(Read Online only)

Credo Reference
A 600 book reference collection from dozens of publishers.  Topics covered include Art, Biography, Business, Food, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philiosophy, Psychology, Quotations, Religiion, Science and Technology.   Titles are cross-linked and searchable.
(Read Online only)

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Almost 300 reference books and encyclopedias covering specialized areas and providing unique content from Arts to Multicultural Studies and Business to Religion and Sci Tech.
(Read Online only)

Please note: eBooks and audiobooks are limited to Edmonton Residents

Popular devices that use eBooks

TabletsWorks with EPL eBooks?Download and read with...
iPadYES iOS Apps
Samsung Galaxy, Asus Transformer, Acer, Motorola, etc. (Google Play Store tablets)YESAndroid Apps
Kobo Vox, ArcYESAndroid Apps
Kindle Fire, Fire HD*YESAndroid Apps
PanDigital*YESAndroid Apps
Blackberry PlaybookSupport ended 4/10/2014Overdrive Read in browser only

*Tablets without access to Google Play Store will need to manually install Overdrive Android App.

PhonesWorks with EPL eBooks?Download and read with...
iPhone / iPod TouchYES iOS Apps
Blackberry 10.2+ (z3, z10, z30, q5, q10, q20) 

Official support ended 4/10/2014

Android app may work

Android Apps
Android (Nexus II, HTC, LG)YES Android Apps

Blackberry before OS 10, PDAs or cellphones using Mobipocket

NOSupport ended 4/10/2014

 

 eReaders

Works with library eBooks?On Windows or Mac transfer with...
Kobo Aura, Glo, Mini, Touch, WifiYES Adobe Digital Editions
Sony Wifi Reader, Sony Pocket eReaderYESSony Reader for PC, or
Sony Reader for Mac (direct download)
nookYES Adobe Digital Editions
Kindle 1, 2, DX, Touch, PaperwhiteNO -
Aluratek LibreYES Adobe Digital Editions


Thinking of getting an eReader?


Borrow an eReader from EPL

Not only can you borrow eBooks from the library, but now you can check out an eReader too!

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