Can I download library e-books to my iPad or Android tablet?
Yes, we have e-books for your iPad or Android tablet from the Maryland Digital eLibrary / Overdrive.
You have a choice of formats:
- Read in Browser e-books. See OverDrive's instructions.
- E-books in the EPUB format (and audiobooks in the MP3 format) to your iPad with the free Overdrive Media Console app for iOS or for Android.
- Kindle format e-books if you have the Kindle app installed. All titles available as Kindle books are also available as EPUB books, so there is no advantage to using the Kindle app, unless you prefer it. Watch a video and read some instructions for using the Kindle app with Overdrive's Kindle books. (This video was not created by the libraries.)
Please be aware that the Maryland Digital eLibrary holdings work on the one-copy, one-user-at-a-time model. You may have to place holds on materials. You will be notified by email when they become available, and you will then have 72 hours from the time-stamp on the email to check them out.
See more about MCPL's downloadables on our E-Library pages.