Start Freading!

Freading is another way for you to enjoy eBooks from EPL anytime, anywhere. There's no download manager and you have simultaneous access to all titles - it's never been so easy and it's available now!

What does Freading have?
Freading currently has over 25,000 titles from every genre in its collection and more eBooks are being added each week. The best part? Books are always available - no waiting, no holds lists and no late fees!

How does Freading work?
As the name suggests, Freading is free to EPL customers. At the beginning of each week (Monday morning) you will receive six (6) tokens - virtual currency - which you can exchange for eBooks at a cost of either 1, 2 or 4 tokens per eBook. The cost of each eBook is determined by the publisher. Unused tokens roll over each week until the end of the month.

How long can I Fread each eBook?
Each eBook is yours for a 2-week loan period. You can renew each eBook for an additional 2-week period and most renewals are free.

What devices work with Freading?
While not a complete list, the following are popular devices compatible with Freading:

This is exciting, how do I get started?

  1. To use Freading you must be an Edmonton resident with a valid Edmonton Public Library card.
  2. You will also need a free Adobe ID account. Use the Adobe ID to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer and to authorize reading apps (eg. Freading, Overdrive) on your eReader. NOTE: You may already have an Adobe ID if you have used other EPL eBook services like OverDrive or NetLibrary.
  3. Depending on the device you will be using, follow these instructions:

* Please note that the app is designed to to read and store the ebooks. You cannot download directly inside the app, but you can download eBooks into the app by using your mobile browser to access the EPL Freading website.

For more Frequently Asked Questions visit the Freading website.