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eBooks: What are They and How Do I Read Them?

eBooks are electronic or digitized versions of print books. They can be easily read on devices such as a smartphone, iPhone, Kindle, iPad, tablet, or computer.

Thousands of eBooks are available for free with your Salina Library card. If you don’t have a library card, you can apply for one here.

When you read an eBook, you are in control of the text size and screen brightness, making it easy to adjust for your preferences and visual needs. A device can hold numerous books at once, so you can limit how many print books you need to carry with you.

Do you need help using your smartphone, tablet, Kindle or laptop to get started reading eBooks?  One-on-one technology help appointments are now available.  Appointments last up to 1 hour.  Registration is required.  Masks are required.  Please visit the online calendar here, or call the library at 315-454-4524 to make an appointment.

Check out the list of options for eBooks below and get started enjoying them today!


Libby by OverDrive provides access to thousands of fiction and non-fiction eBooks.  Download and install the Libby app from iTunes for Apple devicesGoogle Play Store for Android devices.  You can also use Libby on your computer by visiting https://libbyapp.com/.

hoopla is a great source for eBooks to enjoy! Download and install the hoopla digital app from iTunes for Apple devices, or Google Play Store for Android devices. Also available on Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, and many other devices.