Elk Rapids District Library


Resources for finding downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.

Digital Collections

The library offers a range of digital download (eBook and audiobooks) options.  Training is available at the library if you need help getting started with eBooks.  Call the library at (231) 264-9979 to learn more.

Ebooks, Audiobooks, videos, and music available through Overdrive.  Download these titles to your home computer or transfer them directly to your device (Kindle, iPad, eReader, Nook,  etc). To get started, visit the quick start guide.

To learn how to download books onto an iPad, watch this video.

This is a website where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, Kindle, iPad, Sony Reader, Android, or other portable device.
Free Audiobooks from the public domain.
Digital Collection FAQs
Q: What hours are eBooks and eMusic available?
A: They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q: What do I need to use downloadable eBooks and eMusic?
A: You need a computer (desktop, laptop, iPod/iPhone/iPad or PDA) with internet access, speakers or headphones. You also need an Elk Rapids District Library card. For Overdrive, you will download free software (Adobe Digital Edition or Overdrive Media Console) to your device.
Q: How many downloadable items can I borrow?
A: You can check out up to 5 titles from Overdrive at one time.
Q: How long can I keep eBooks on my computer?
A: Most Overdrive books and music can be kept for 14 days (some only 7). After that, the software "returns" the items so that it can no longer be read or listened to.

Q: I've finished reading my eBook. How do I return it before the due date?
A: It depends on the device and the software you are using. If you are using Adobe Digital Editions, the instructions are here. If you have an iPod, swipe over the title you wish to delete with your finger and follow the prompts to delete. If you need further help, please call the library at 264-9979.
Q: Can I renew Overdrive titles:
A: You cannot renew a title, but you can check it out again after you have returned it if no one has placed a hold on the title.
Q: Can I place holds on Overdrive titles?
A: You may place up to 7 holds on Overdrive titles at any time. You will be notified by email when the title becomes available to borrow.
Q: Can I download eBooks to library computers?
A: eBooks and audiobooks may not be downloaded to library computers.