eAudio & eBook Training
Tompkins County Public Library offers free training sessions on downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks to Kindles, Nooks, iPads, smartphones and other app-based devices through the OverDrive Digital Download service.
Search for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMusic owned by TCPL and FLLS.
Download the free OverDrive app to read eBooks or listen to audiobooks on your tablet or smartphone.
Create a free ID to read eBooks on your apps-based device.
Adobe Digital Editions
Create a free ID and install this free software to read eBooks on your computer.
OverDrive Media Console
Download this quick, free program to manage your eAudiobooks and eMusic.
OverDrive has a recurring monthly maintenance window (third Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 AM US Eastern Time) which causes a problem with download fulfillment. Users attempting to download titles from approximately 7:00 - 8:40 AM US Eastern Time receive a system error.
Download Books and Music!
EPUB - Adobe EPUB eBooks feature reflowable text, which means you can resize the text or change the size of your display and the text of the Adobe EPUB eBook reflows to fill the available view area. This makes Adobe EPUB eBooks the best choice for reading eBooks on small screens, like an eBook reader. Works on most devices (Nook, iPad) except Kindle.
Kindle - Amazon's eBook format for their Kindle eReader.
PDF - Adobe PDF eBooks feature a static layout with set page breaks. PDF works well for graphic novels, illustrated titles, and other titles with specific formatting. Works on Nook, Sony Reader, Pandigital, and Kobo.
WMA - Windows Media Audio (WMA) format are digitally-protected audiobook and music titles and are about half the file size of the MP3 format. Many WMA titles can be transferred to Apple devices (where permitted by the publisher) only by using OverDrive Media Console on a PC. WMA files don't play on as many devices as MP3 files. Many of our audiobooks and all of our music are WMA files.
MP3 - These audio files are much larger than the WMA files, but can play on more devices such as MP3 players, most smartphones, and iPods. Our MP3 audiobook collection is smaller than our WMA collection because more publishers offer their audiobooks as WMAs due to the digital protection of WMA titles.
About Our Consortium
The Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS) subscribes to OverDrive on behalf of its member libraries so they can expand their services to include downloadable audio books, music and eBooks. Member libraries purchase titles on behalf of the entire system. All library card holders within Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins can check out and download this digital collection anytime, anywhere.