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What is OpenLibrary?

SCL has joined this eBook project created by The Internet Archive, which is a non-profit organization. This website contains information about 20 million books, with new ones being added every day.

Within the OpenLibrary collection are some titles that have been donated by partner libraries. Libraries send in one or more books to be scanned and added to the OpenLibrary, and that pool of books can only be borrowed by members of those libraries. Strathcona County Library has joined this project and our patrons have access to this collection. OpenLibrary books are in EPUB or PDF format. OpenLibrary calls these books "In-Library Loans."

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What's Required?

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

In order to use OpenLibrary, you will need a valid library card, Internet Access, and a compatible computer or mobile device. To learn more about which devices are compatible, see Help - Compatible Devices.

You will also need to set up a free OpenLibrary account.

Your computer or mobile device also needs to be authorized with an Adobe ID. If you have used library eBooks before, you have probably set this up already. For more information, see Adobe IDs and Adobe DRM.

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SCL Help

General: OpenLibrary web version | downloadable pdf
   Includes: What's Required?, What Can I Borrow?, Search and Browse, OpenLibrary Account, How to Download

More eBook help and programs at the library

Need help getting started with eBooks? Try one of our free programs! SCL offers group sessions for specific devices periodically. We also offer free 1:1 sessions with a library staff member to get started using library eBooks on your device.

For group classes, please see our Program Calendar.

For 1-on-1 sessions, please contact our Information Desk for more information or to register. There are a variety of dates and times available.

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