eBooks & eAudiobooks

Cass County Public Library has a growing collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks that patrons can check out and read on a variety of devices, such as the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and smart phones. To borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, you must have a valid library card or eCard.

Use the following resources in the library or from home to access eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Missouri Libraries 2 Go (OverDrive): Download eAudiobooks and eBooks to your computer, eReader, or mp3 player. Be sure to check out OverDrive’s new app, Libby, for Android and iOS devices.

If you need help with Missouri Libraries 2 Go and OverDrive’s apps, click here and select your device.

eBooks on EBSCOHost: Search EBSCOhost’s extensive collection of eBooks and download to your computer or eReader. To download books, you must first create an account from a library computer.

If you need help reading or downloading eBooks through EBSCOHost, click here.

Project Gutenberg: The first and largest single collection of free electronic books.
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Supported Devices

Our eBooks and eAudiobooks are compatible with computers and a variety of devices:

  • Amazon Kindle
  • Amazon Fire
  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • All Android devices
  • Kobo
  • Nook & Nook tablet

For a full list of supported devices, click here.


Checking Out eBooks or eAudiobooks

Click on the type of device you are using to get started and to troubleshoot any issues.

Android | Apple (iOS) | Kindle | Kindle FireKobo | Nook | Nook TabletOther eReader | Computer


Checking Out on Android Devices

You can use the Library’s eBooks on your Android device. Libby may not be available on all Amazon (Kindle) Fires or Nook Tablets. No computer syncing is required; eBooks can be delivered directly to your device through the free Libby app.

Getting Started Libby Help Resources OverDrive Help Videos

Click here for a printable version of instructions.


Checking Out on Apple Devices

You can use the Library’s eBooks on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. No computer syncing is required; eBooks can be delivered directly to your device through the free Libby app.

Getting Started Libby Help Resources OverDrive Help Videos

Click here for a printable version of instructions.


Checking Out on Amazon Fire or Nook Tablets

You can use the Library’s eBooks on your Amazon (Kindle) Fire and Nook Tablet. No computer syncing is required; eBooks can be delivered directly to your device through the free OverDrive app.

Getting Started OverDrive Help Resources OverDrive Help Videos

Click here for a printable version of instructions.


Checking Out on Kindles and the Kindle App

Cass County Public Library offers Kindle versions of many of its eBooks. These eBooks work on the Amazon Kindle and on any mobile device or computer with a Kindle app such as the Kindle Cloud Reader.

Instructions:

  1. Visit our OverDrive eBooks collection at Missouri Libraries 2 Go.
  2. Browse or search for an eBook.
  3. Once you’ve found a book, click “Borrow” and then “Go to Loans.”
  4. Next click “Download” then select “Kindle Book.”
  5. This opens the Amazon.com website. You may be required to sign in with your Amazon.com account if you are not already logged on.
  6. Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the “Get library book” button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it directly to your Kindle via USB.
  7. You can also deliver eBooks wirelessly to a Wi-Fi enabled Kindle.
  8. To return a Kindle eBook early, log in to your Amazon account, go to the “Manage My Kindle” page, and choose “Return this book.”
Getting Started Downloading eBooks for Kindle

Checking Out on Non-Amazon eReaders

In order to read the Library’s eBooks on a Nook, Kobo, or other eReader, you must download and install the third party software program Adobe Digital Editions on the computer you will be using with your eReader.

Instructions:

  1. Download and install the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software on your computer.
  2. Create a free Adobe ID and authorize your computer. When the Setup Assistant appears, click “get an Adobe ID online” if you don’t already have one.
  3. Visit our OverDrive eBooks collection at Missouri Libraries 2 Go.
  4. Browse or search for an eBook.
  5. Once you’ve found a book, click “Borrow,” and then “Go to Loans”
  6. Enter your Library card number and PIN
  7. Click “Download” and select “EPUB Book.”
  8. In the pop-up window that appears, select “Confirm.”
  9. Another pop-up window will now open, and you will select “Open.”
  10. After ADE launches, connect your eReader to your computer. In the ADE screen, drag the eBook icon to your eReader.
  11. Disconnect your eReader safely. The eBook will return automatically after 7 – 21 days.
  12. To return an eBook early, click the drop-down menu on the book cover icon in Adobe Digital Editions and choose “Return Borrowed Item.”
Getting Started OverDrive Help Videos Kobo Resources Nook Resources

Checking Out on Your Computer

You can read eBooks on your computer without any extra software through OverDrive READ.

  1. Visit our OverDrive eBooks collection at Missouri Libraries 2 Go.
  2. Browse or search for an eBook.
  3. Once you’ve found a book, click “Borrow,” and then “Go to Loans”
  4. Click “Read (in your browser)” instead of “Download.”
Getting Started (PC) Getting Started (Mac) OverDrive READ Video OverDrive READ Info