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Freading
Android | iOS

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Android | iOS

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Android | iOS
Windows 8/Windows Phone

Zinio
Android | Blackberry Playbook | iOS |
Windows 8

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Email: info@sclibrary.ab.ca
Ph: (780) 410-8600

Digital Library Updates: November 2014: New Zino titles have been added, including popular choices like Vogue, Hello!, Star, and Better Homes & Gardens. For the complete list of new titles, see our Zinio page.

If you are having problems using the Public Library feature on a Sony Reader WiFi, please see: Sony Reader WiFi - August 2014 update [pdf]

 
Question mark button Help with downloads: Get started with instructions for your e-reader, computer, tablet or smartphone. Need more help? See our Upcoming Programs.
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eBooks & e-audiobooks


Find over 6000 popular items, including bestsellers. If another user has an item checked out, place it on hold and get a notification when it is available.

Requires: SCL or FSPL card
Formats: EPUB, OEPUB, PDF, OPDF, WMA, MP3
Loans: 3 weeks, 10 titles at a time
Renewals: No, but three days before items expire you can place yourself back in the holds queue for the item
Find OverDrive items in our catalogue: Yes

Popular items 4 stars
Lots of variety 2 stars
Get books instantly 1 star
Easy to use 3 stars

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Hoopla
eAudiobooks, Music, Movies & TV

A large collection of new and classic movies and music, plus a wide variety of eAudiobooks. Stream instantly or download.

Requires: SCL or FSPL card + a free Hoopla account
Loans:
3 weeks (eAudiobooks), 1 week (Music albums), 3 days (Movies/TV); 5 items/month total
Renewals: No
Find Hoopla items in our catalogue: Yes

Popular items 3 stars
Lots of variety 4 stars
Get items instantly 4 stars
Easy to use 4 stars

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Zinio
Magazines

Over 160 popular magazines. Instant access to current issues, plus back issues for some titles. Read online or download to an app on your computer or mobile device.

Requires: SCL or FSPL card + Two free accounts, one from Zinio.com and one from RB Digital [more info]
Loans:
Unlimited checkouts, keep digital issues forever
Find Zinio items in our catalogue: No

Popular items 4 stars
Lots of variety 2 stars
Get magazines instantly 4 stars
Easy to use 3 stars

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eBooks

Access 22,000 titles from a variety of genres, with new ones being added every week. Unlimited copies, so there's no waiting!

Requires: SCL card
Formats:
EPUB, PDF
Loans: 2 weeks, based on tokens - 6 tokens/week
Renewals: Yes
Find Freading items in our catalogue: No

Popular items 2 stars
Lots of variety 3 stars
Get books instantly 4 stars
Easy to use 3 stars

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eBooks
Includes over 100,000 eBooks contributed by participating libraries. Items can only be read by one person at a time, and cannot be put on hold.

Requires: SCL card + free OpenLibrary account
Formats:
EPUB, PDF
Loans: 2 weeks, 5 titles at a time
Renewals: No
Find OpenLibrary items in our catalogue: No

Popular items 2 stars
Lots of variety 4 stars
Get books instantly 2 stars
Easy to use

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Quick-Fix Vegetarian
... and lots more cookbooks

Additional eBooks, always available!
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eBook Resources

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Books with ebook reader Get Started On Your Own

If you are using library downloads (eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music, or movies) for the first time on a new device, please first try our help instructions. These step-by-step instructions may be all you need if you are already confident using your device or computer.

If You Run Into Problems

For quick questions or help with troubleshooting, please contact our Information Desk.

If You Need More Help

If you need more in-depth help setting up library eBooks on a new device, register for one of our free programs.

SCL offers group sessions for specific devices from time to time. The next group classes will be offered in the winter of 2014/2015.

We also offer free 1:1 sessions with a library staff member to get started using library eBooks on your device. Please sign up for 1:1s in person at the Information Desk. A refundable $5 deposit is required.

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