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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, 10 titles at a time
Renewals: No

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

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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.

Loans: Unlimited checkouts, keep digital issues forever

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

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Access 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)

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

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

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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.

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

Popular items 2 stars
Lots of variety 4 stars
Get books instantly 2 stars
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The Paper Bag Princess
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Additional eBooks, always available!
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Books with ebook reader Get Started On Your Own

If you are using library eBooks 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 summer of 2014. There will be several sections offered at different times. It will be in the next program guide (May 27), and registration will begin June 7.

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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