The library participates in OMNI, a group of 70+ libraries offering downloadable books to our patrons. OMNI has over 5,000 titles available for borrowing.
Not sure how to download to your eReader? Try one of these handouts created by our own Melissa Keegan. Or try these Overdrive videos on downloading to various devices.
We try to purchase as many eBooks and eAudiobooks as possible. However, the library works under several restrictions.
One restriction is the fact that many publishers do not offer their eBooks available for purchase by public libraries. For example Penguin Group does not sell or allow to be sold their new eBooks to libraries. So new books by authors in the Penguin stable are not in our eBook collection – including Julie Garwood, Jayne Ann Krentz, among others.
Other restriction is the pricing of eBooks for libraries. Many publishers charge double the price, or more, when purchased by a library. See Douglas County Public Library District’s for a price comparison. Recently Hatchett Publishing recently announced a 220% increase on their backlist of eBooks sold to libraries.
Other sources for downloadable books
Check out these sites as possible sites for free (public domain) ebooks at a juvenile reading level:
newcatalog/search.php?genre=(audio books for downloading) Children
about-us.aspx(Not sure if this is really free)