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Download eBooks from Freading to Your Smartphone or Tablet

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Download eBooks from Freading to Your Smartphone or Tablet

  1. 1. A P A I N - F R E E G U I D E Using Freading on Your Smartphone or Tablet
  2. 2. How is Freading different?  eBooks can be read by many people at once – no waiting!  Freading is a service to which the Library subscribes; the selection of books is left to the folks at Freading.  There are over 16,000 titles available in the Freading catalog!
  3. 3. Getting Started You will need:  A Waukegan Public Library card  Your smartphone or tablet  Wi-Fi connection
  4. 4. Open the App Store. Search for Freading and download the free app.
  5. 5. When the app opens, you will be prompted to enter your Adobe ID. If you don’t have an Adobe ID, tap Create a free Adobe ID.
  6. 6. Enter the required information and tap Create. Your device will only need to be authorized once.
  7. 7. Tap Back once the ID has been successfully created. Tap Get Books to view the Freading catalog.
  8. 8. You can browse for eBooks by title, author or keyword. You can also browse by category by tapping the menu button in the top left corner and tapping Categories.
  9. 9. Let’s tap Categories and then search for Crafts & Hobbies. Tap the cover of the book you’d like to read.
  10. 10. Tap Login to Download. Search for the Waukegan Public Library under Library Name, then tap Find Library.
  11. 11. Select the Waukegan Public Library and enter your library card number when prompted.
  12. 12. Tap Download EPUB. When the download is complete, you can choose to Read now or Read later.
  13. 13. PDF books can be downloaded in the same way. Tap Download PDF, then tap Read Now or Read Later.
  14. 14. General Information  Because eBooks are returned automatically at the end of the loan period, it is impossible to accrue overdue fines.  eBooks not owned by Waukegan Public Library cannot be obtained through interlibrary loan. Freading adds new titles every month, so check back often.  Only patrons with Waukegan Public Library cards may download eBooks.  Freading eBooks are available in EPUB or PDF format only.  Each library cardholder is allowed to download 3 titles per week. Any unused downloads will roll over to the next week, for a period of four weeks. Cardholders can have a maximum of 12 unused downloads.
  15. 15. Enjoy your eBook! If you have any questions, please contact us for a one- on-one class on downloading eBooks. Reference Services Waukegan Public Library wkgnref@waukeganpl.info 847-623-2041 ext 238

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