eBook Collection

Get ready to download and enjoy audiobooks, music, and video on your computer, or eBooks and audiobooks on your mobile device. All you need is your library card and you can access tons of amazing new and popular eBooks and Audiobooks!

Whether you have a Nook, a Kindle, iPad, or a smart phone; you can get great books for free! You can even download Audiobooks onto your MP3 player or computer.
 

Hoopla Digital! NEW**

Your public library at your fingertips.
Anytime. Anywhere.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like
 
Web or Mobile
You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or our mobile app. If you use our mobile app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where Wi-Fi may be unavailable. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.
 
We are very excited to offer a great new service this winter called Hoopla! Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone! There are no holds and multiple users can use the same title at the same time!! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. If you hear patrons complaining about the wait on holds on Overdrive, Hoopla is a supplemental service you can suggest! If you know a child who loves graphic novels or comics, Hoopla offers many digital comics! It also adds music and movie digital service to our resources here at ODL.
 
With hoopla, we will have immediate access to:
  • MOVIES
  • FULL MUSIC ALBUMS
  • eBOOKS
  • eAUDIOBOOKS
  • TV EPISODES
  • COMICS
  • GRAPHIC NOVELS
ALL of this content will be available to our patrons in one all-inclusive mobile app or website. The platform is simple, intuitive and free to our patrons. BEST OF ALL? There is NO WAITING for titles, the collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day!
 
Here are some other great features of hoopla:
  • Borrowed content is available for immediate streaming on a computer or mobile device
  • On the digital app, borrowed content can be temporarily downloaded for offline use (yes, you can watch movies and listen to movies and audiobooks while you are traveling!)
  • Music albums can be listened in their entirety or shuffled between other checked out albums
  • Hoopla’s eReader, Action View, is interactive, allowing a comic book to be read panel by panel!
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  • Image result for hoopla digital kids modeHoopla has a Kid’s Mode setting, allowing young people access to content geared towards ages 12 and under. Now there is an easier way to browse for kid-friendly content with Hoopla: Kids Mode! To try it go to settings within the Hoopla App on your mobile device. Tap the toggle to turn Kids Mode on or off. When Kids Mode is active, your Hoopla App will only show content that's appropriate for children. You can feel confident letting your kids explore and discover on their own. You can easily turn Kids Mode off to explore other titles that are available.
APP for iOS (Apple):
  1. Start screen is “My hoopla” à Select which formats you’d like to use the demo content with (Video, Music and Books)
  2. Select “Genres” at the top right corner
  3. Scroll down to demo content and borrow a title
APP for Android & Amazon Store usage:
  1. Select a format
  2. Select the “Genre” menu option
  3. Scroll down to “Demo Content” (the listing is in alphabetical order)
  1. On the hoopla homepage select “Browse” then the format you’d like to practice with (audiobooks, ebooks, comics, movies, music and TV)
  2. Select “Categories”
  3. Find the bubble containing “Demo Content” (the bubble listing is in alphabetical order)

 

Overdrive Digital eBooks

Instructional Guides
​Click on the instructional guide title that fit your device best to view or print. 
 
Checking out free ebooks and downloadable audios by visiting the Southwest Michigan Digital Website or by downloading directly to your device through the app links below.
 
 

Unable to download from the Google Play Store?

Click HERE for more help from Overdrive Support.     
 
OverDrive - Get the App
Read eBooks.
Best-selling authors. New release titles. Classics and crowd-pleasers. Your local public library’s digital collection has it all. Find your next book and start reading.
 
Listen to audiobooks.
Enjoy your favorite audiobooks in the mobile app, or on your computer. Our desktop app supports transfer to a variety of devices and in many cases, burning to CD for listening on the road.
 
Watch video.
Choose from a large collection of movies and TV shows. Borrow feature films, comedies, documentaries, children's favorites, and more from within the mobile app. (on Android and iOS only).
Need help?  Click here!
Our library even offers OverDrive Help for you to access and view for FREE!
 
You can access OverDrive Help, Applications used for Digital Media, Lending Library Policies, and Support.
 
See if your library offers more titles - OverDrive Advantage
Your library participates in Advantage, which allows us to add additional copies of popular titles that are exclusively available for our patrons.
This means you have access to extra titles which have been purchased especially for you.
Extra copies means that your wait time for holds is reduced!
 
CLICK HERE to sign in to the Overdrive Website and look for the Advantage Icon "" to see what titles are available for you.
Search the latest index of world's books. Find Millions of great books you can preview or read for free.
 
CLICK HERE for google books!
 
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Running May 5th - August 17th 2016, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week (30 titles) - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.
 
CLICK HERE to know more about SYNC!
 
In 2014, 26 titles were given away over 13 weeks. In 2015, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks.
 
Bridging the Digital Divide. 
The digital divide is real. Libraries transform to play an essential role in bridging the divide and not just through access. According to Pew Research, 63% of newcomers feel they’d need some assistance in learning how to use the internet.
 
CLICK HERE to learn more!
 
 
 
 
 
eBook Collection
Over 20,000 eBooks on all sorts of interesting topics are available for Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. This product is now owned by EBSCO. 
CLICK HERE for books from MeLCat eBooks!​
 
K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.  Search for what you want.  Picture books, homework topics, languages learning.  Online help available too.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
CLICK HERE for books from MeLCat eBook K-8 Collection!
 
Can't find your favorite author's books on overdrive?
CLICK HERE to find out why it is not available.
 
Trying to figure out if your device is compatible with Overdrive?  CLICK HERE for a listing provided by Overdrive of incompatible devices.