Downloading eBooks with Freading


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A step-by-step guide to downloading EPUB and PDF eBooks from the Waukegan Public Library using Freading.

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Downloading eBooks with Freading

  1. 1. A N E W W A Y T O B O R R O W E B O O K S Using Freading on Your Computer or eReader
  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.  Open your computer’s browser and navigate to: FREADING
  4. 4.  Download Adobe Digital Editions by clicking the link in the Special Information section. FREADING
  5. 5. FREADING  Click Download.
  6. 6.  Download the appropriate installer for your operating system (Windows or Mac)  Run the installer to open Digital Editions FREADING
  7. 7.  Go back to and create an Adobe ID by clicking the link in the Special Information section.FREADING
  8. 8. FREADING  Click Get an Adobe ID.
  9. 9.  Fill in the required information, then click Sign Up. FREADING
  10. 10. FREADING  Now that Adobe Digital Editions is installed, visit You can search for books by Categories or by Keyword.
  11. 11. FREADING  Click on the cover of the book you’d like to read, then click Login to Download.
  12. 12. FREADING  Log in with your library barcode.
  13. 13. FREADING  Click Download EPUB.
  14. 14. FREADING  Open with Adobe Digital Editions.
  15. 15.  If this is your first time using Adobe Digital Editions, you will be asked to authorize your computer with your Adobe ID. This will only need to be done once.FREADING
  16. 16. FREADING  To transfer a book to your eReader, plug in the device, which should show up on the left hand side. Click and drag the book to your device.
  17. 17. FREADING  eBooks are also available in PDF format. Download and transfer the file the same way you would an EPUB file.
  18. 18. FREADING  To return an eBook early in Adobe Digital Editions, right click on the cover and click Return Borrowed Item.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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 847-623-2041 ext 238