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Libby LoginInstructions

Borrow popular eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device or computer. HIGHLIGHTS:  Thousands of ebooks & audiobooks. These books are curated and selected by our New Canaan Librarians! You will now be able to access magazines in a huge range of subjects and languages instantly – with no waiting lists. Libby is a newer app that was developed by Overdrive and works great on phones or iPads. You have access to the entire Overdrive collection with an easier to use interface. TAKEAWAY: Libby is easy to use and is a great way to get started with digital libraries. Titles are all selected by our librarians. LIMIT: Borrow up to 10 titles at a time and hold up to 10 titles. There is sometimes a wait for titles. 14-21 day checkout for eBook and eAudio.

OverDrive Login Instructions

Borrow popular eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile device or computer. HIGHLIGHTS:  Thousands of ebooks & audiobooks. These books are curated and selected by our New Canaan Librarians!  You will now be able to access magazines in a huge range of subjects and languages instantly – with no waiting lists. Overdrive is the “classic” app and is compatible with more devices and works well with Kindles. TAKEAWAY: Overdrive is the “classic” app and is compatible with more devices. Limit: Borrow up to 10 titles at a time and hold up to 10 titles. There is sometimes a wait for titles. 14-21 day checkout for eBook and eAudio.

Hoopla Login | Instructions

Select from a vast selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows and music on your mobile device or computer. HIGHLIGHTS: 500,000 titles of eAudiobooks, movies, comics and music. You can select “Kids Mode” to show kid-appropriate content only. No holds means no wait! TAKEAWAY: This is a robust app which is perfect for a family or individual with plenty of options for books, movies, music, and audio. LIMIT: 8 titles per month. 3-weeks for eBooks and eAudiobooks. 3-days for movies. 7-days for music. Option to renew 2-days before due.

Tumble Books – For Kids! Login | Instructions

Over 200 titles for grades K-6. HIGHLIGHTS: Animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French, and graphic novels. Reading level information. TAKEAWAY: TumbleBooks is a great option for parents with young and independent readers. LIMIT: Subscriptions are unlimited, meaning your kids can read as much as they want, when they want, with no wait times, check-outs, or downloads!

Freading Login | Instructions

Freading has over 11,000 ebook titles! HIGHLIGHTS: Large collection of romance and non-fiction: Lonely Planet travel guides, cook books, self-help, wellness, and SparkNotes study guides. TAKEAWAY: Perfect app if you read 3 romance novels a week or if you read non-fiction and are already comfortable with digital reading technology. LIMIT: 3 books per week. 2-week loan. May renew eBooks for another 2-week period. No eAudiobooks.

 

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