Sandhill Regional Library System cardholders now have access to Freading, a new eBook service with over 20,000 titles available. An unlimited number of cardholders may download a Freading eBook at the same time so there are no holds needed and, best of all, there’s no waiting!
Freading is compatible with almost all eReader devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Kindle Fire, Nooks, and Kobo eReaders. Instructions on downloading books to specific eReader devices are available here.
To watch a tutorial on how to download Adobe Digital Editions, please click on the following link. Downloading Adobe Digital Editions for SRLS Libraries
To access Freading, go to https://srls.freading.com. After clicking on the Log In tab at the top right-hand side of the page, you will be asked to enter your library card number. If your card has not been active in the past five years, you will need to contact your local library to have it updated before Freading will work.
You will also need to create a free account with Adobe Digital Editions before getting started.
Each SRLS cardholder is allotted 10 tokens each week which may be used to download eBooks. eBooks range in value from 1 to 4 tokens, with most newer titles “costing” 4 tokens. New titles are added on a weekly basis, and most eBooks may be renewed for “free” (without using additional tokens).
Still have questions? You may also check out the FAQ section of the Freading website for answers.
The NC LIVE eBook program is a collaborative effort to bring eBooks published by North Carolina publishers to the virtual shelves of North Carolina libraries. The program will deliver low-availability, high-quality content to library patrons while developing long-lasting relationships between libraries and local publishers.
This NC Live eBook service is supported in part by the North Carolina Deparment of Cultural Resources, the State Library of North Carolina, and with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.
SRLS customers have access to Open Library which is a eBook loan service through NC Live - http://www.nclive.org. Open Library allows customers to check out eBooks for use for 2 weeks and sometimes a renewal is allowed if no other customers are waiting for the title. You will be required to setup an account in Open Library. If you are using NC Live from a computer outside our libraries, you will be required to choose Sandhill Regional Library as your location and enter your library card number to gain access to the website. click on the eBooks tab that is located on the top half of the website. Open Library will give instructions on how to setup your account and access their eBooks.
To watch a tutorial on how to access Open Library, please click on the following link. Welcome to the Open Library
NC LIVE provides North Carolina’s libraries with access to over 25,000 eBook titles, including nearly 3,000 downloadable eBooks. Click on the following link to access the collection of eBooks -
Many of these titles are non-fiction, including information in literature, health, technology, self help, history, social sciences, career development, reference books, and more.
There are links on the NC LIVE eBooks section to answer questions you may have. For answers, click on http://www.nclive.org/browse/ebooks/help or http://www.nclive.org/ebooks/downloadable-info
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Sandhill Regional Library System is pleased to make available to its cardholders Zinio. Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand and bookstore, offering multi-user access to popular publications. Our patrons now have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Please click on the link to get started reading your favorite magazines: https://www.rbdigital.com/sandhillnc/. Instructions on creating your account are available here . A video tutorial can be found here. Staff at your local library can also assist you.
Sandhill Regional Library System is also proud to make available to its patrons eAudiobooks and eBooks through Recorded Books. Audiobooks easily download to most portable players, with iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire apps available. Choose from 200 of New York Times’ best sellers. eBook selections are also available through this link: http://sandhillnc.oneclickdigital.com/Home/Featured.aspx. For instructions on how to check out an eAudio book or eBook, click here. Live toll-free technical support is also available at 1-877-77AUDIO, or ask any staff member at your local library.