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Find 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 an SCL or FSPL card.

Loans: 3 weeks, 5 titles at a time
Renewals: No

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Over 160 popular magazines. Instant access to current issues. Read online or download to an app on your computer or mobile device.

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Enjoy access to 22,000 titles from a variety of genres, with new ones being added every week. Unlimited copies, so there's no waiting! Requires an SCL card. (FSPL patrons access here)

Format: EPUB, PDF
Loans: 2 weeks, based on tokens - 6 tokens/week
Renewals: Yes

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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 an SCL card + free OpenLibrary account.

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Loans: 2 weeks, 5 titles at a time
Renewals: No

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If you are using library e-books 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.

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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 e-books 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 sessions will be offered in June/July 2014.

We also offer free 1:1 sessions with a library staff member to get started using library e-books 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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