Q. Can I read eBooks on my Windows computer?

I would like to read eBooks on my computer.  How can I do that?


Yes, some of our resources will let you read on your computer. 


The most popular eBook vendor, OverDrive, has an app for Windows 10, you can find it in your app store by searching for Libby.  The icon has a maroon background and features a child reading.  Libby is very easy to use, and the set up is quick and easy - just follow the instructions on screen.

If you don't have Windows 10, you can still use Libby in the browser at www.libbyapp.com.  It works exactly the same way as the app, but you cannot download the books.  You can also read most OverDrive eBooks in the browser directly from aclibrary.overdrive.com, but you may find that Libby is a better experience.

If you need to download, you can choose to download eBooks to your computer by choosing the PDF or EPUB version when you check out at aclibrary.overdrive.com. You will need to have an eReader like Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer.  You can find instructions for doing that here.

Finally, if you would like to read Kindle eBooks on your computer, you can check them out at the OverDrive site and send them to a Kindle app on your computer.  You can learn all about checking out Kindle books here.


cloudLibrary is our next most popular eBook resource and has eBooks that you can read on your computer.  They offer software for Windows on their site. You can also choose to download eBooks as PDF or EPUB files to Adobe Digital Editions in the same way you can with OverDrive (see above).  You can also choose to read cloudLibrary eBooks in your browser.

If you need help with eBooks from other resources not listed here, or if you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to contact us.  If you prefer to talk on the phone, give us a call at 510-745-1586.  Leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

  • Last Updated Nov 06, 2019
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  • Answered By Stacy Tomaszewski

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