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Digital Collections Information

 

 

Flipster

Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows patrons to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines the Library subscribes to. You can access content on your computer. Magazines can be downloaded to Android phones and tablets, Apple phones and tablets, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere through the Flipster app.

 

 

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Freegal Music is a downloadable music service for Bartlett Public Library District cardholders. All you need is your Library card number and PIN. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with.

  • If you have an Apple device (iPhone/iPad/iTouch), you will be able to download the Freegal Music App by doing a search for "Freegal Music" in the App Store.
  • If you have an Android phone or tablet, you will be able to search for "Freegal Music" in the Google Play store.
  • You can download the Freegal Music App for your Kindle Fire through the Amazon Store. Freegal Music is suported on Kindle Fire 3rd generation and up.

 

Hoopla

Hoopla is a streaming service that allows you to instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your Bartlett Public Library District card on your smartphone, tablet and computer. Use your Library card number and PIN to set up a hoopla account.

  • Stream or download up to 5 titles total among the following formats per month:
    • Movies: 3 day loan
    • Television: 3 day loan
    • Music: 7 day loan
    • eAudiobooks: 21 day loan
    • eBooks: 21 day loan
    • eComics: 21 day loan
  • Titles are always available - no holds, no waiting.
  • Items are returned automatically on due date.
  • Download the Hoopla Digital app for your mobile device.

Having problems?

Most questions can be answered by visiting Hoopla FAQs. Many help video's are available on Hoopla's YouTube page.

 

 

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OverDrive is an eMedia collection featuring downloadable audiobooks and eBooks for Bartlett Public Library District cardholders. All you need is your Library card number and PIN. eBooks and eAudiobooks can be downloaded to your computer and exported to a portable listening device such as a Nook, iPod or MP3 player. You can download OverDrive's "Libby" app on your smartphone or tablet to access OverDrive also.

 

Why are certain authors not available through the Library's OverDrive collection?

Many popular authors are not available in eBook format for Libraries to purchase. Below is a list of the “Big Five” publishing houses information on eBook availability for public libraries as of May 1, 2015.

 

Publisher Name

Do they sell or lease their eBooks to Libraries?

Restrictions

Examples of authors/series they publish

Hachette

Yes/Sell

300% mark-up over retail price

Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson, David Baldacci

HarperCollins

Yes/Lease

26 check-outs per copy

Meg Cabot, Elizabeth Lowell, Daniel Silva

Macmillan

Yes/Lease

2 years or 52 check-outs – whichever comes first

Iris Johansen, Lisa Scottoline, Terry Goodkind

Penguin Random House

Penguin editions– Lease
Random House editions – Sell

Penguin – 1 year lease
Random House

300-400% mark-up over retail price

Penguin – Tom Clancy, Nora Roberts, Clive Cussler
Random House – John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Danielle Steel

Simon & Schuster

Yes/Lease

1 year lease

Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Sandra Brown

 

OverDrive Downloading Tips

Please access OverDrive Help with instructions, videos, and troubleshooting information on eBooks and eAudiobooks for all compatible devices.

 

 

Free eBook Sites

http://www.gutenberg.org/

http://www.free-ebooks.net/

http://www.manybooks.net/

http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks

https://openlibrary.org/

 

 
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