Video Tutorials for Downloading eBooks
If you are interested in downloading e Books or audio books from the Maine Infonet Download Libary you won't want to miss this collection of video tutorials.
These tutorials were created by the Rockport Public Library in Rockport, Maine. There are some slight differences to keep in mind such as:
You'll begin from the Wells Public Library website at www.wellslibrary.org
You'll use your valid Wells Public Library card number (14 digits,no spaces)
- You'll contact Wells Public Library if you have questions, at 646-8181.
E-Books Are Here at the Wells Public Library
Plus Downloadable Audio Too!
Wells Public Library, along with 140 other Maine libraries, offers over 2,500 eBooks through the Maine Infonet Download Library. This is in addition to the collection of downloadable audiobooks. A variety of best-selling Fiction, Non-Fiction, YA and Children’s content is available to read or to listen.
Anyone with a valid Wells Public Library card can access and download books free of charge. This collection of materials is offered through Overdrive, a global digital distribution company.
Visit the Maine InfoNet Download Library's Quick Start page to learn more about how to install necessary software and then click on the links below to see detailed instructions for your specific device.
The eBooks available through the Maine InfoNet Download Library can be read on Mac or PC computers, or can be transferred to a device such as the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony eReader, Borders Kobo, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad and more (click here for a full guide to compatible devices).
Instructions for the Kindle (includes a separate set of instructions for using Wells Public Library WiFi to sync and download titles to your device).
FAQ about eBooks from the Maine InfoNet Download Library
How many eBooks can I borrow? A total of three books at a time.
How long are eBooks loaned? You can choose a 7 or 14 day loan period.
Can I return a book early? Users of the Nook, Kobo, Sony eReader and Kindle can return items early, but users of the iPad, iPhone and iTouch can not return early.
What if the item I want to read is checked out? You may place a hold on the item. When it is available for download you will receive an email and have three days to checkout the book.
Can I renew an eBook? No. Renewals are not possible, but if the item is available it can be checked out again.
Is the book automatically deleted from my device when the checkout period is finished? No. The item will remain on your device, however it will be rendered unusable. You can delete the item from your device.
Where to Find Free eBooks
As promised, the library has created a list of websites that offer free and low cost eBooks for you to download to your eReader. To view and print the list, click here.