Digital downloads help and instructions
The Thomas St Angelo Public Library has Kindles that can be checked out. They require a $50 refundable cash deposit. Check with the library staff for additional policies regarding Kindle check out.
eBooks to Check Out
Through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) website there are over 2000 eBooks available in the ePub and PDF format which are compatible with many portable devices such as the Sony eReaders, the Barnes & Noble Nook, the iPad, iPhone, the iPod Touch, and Android devices. Click here for a list of compatible devices.
To use eBooks through the WPLC, you will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions to your computer. (see instructions below) Adobe Digital Editions is digital book software that manages the use of the eBooks with your computer and compatible eBook devices. You will also need to create an Adobe Digital ID. After you install Adobe Digital Editions and create your ID, you can check out eBooks to read on your computer or on your portable deivce. The books usually check out for one or two weeks and then become unusable. Click here for help on using eBooks through the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium.
The Thomas St Angelo Public Library is part of the Indianhead Federated Library System. When checking out digital materials through Overdrive or the WPLC, select Indianhead Federated Library System for your library system. You will also need to enter your library card number. Your library account needs to be up-to-date and your fines must be below $10 to check out eBooks.
If you have an Android phone or an Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, an Overdrive app is available either through the Android Market or the Apple App Store. Click here for help on using the OverDrive app.
Digital Audio Books and Videos
There are thousands of digital audio books and hundreds of music and video files available to check out through the WPLC. You will need to download and install OverDrive Media Console software to use these digital resources. Click here for a list of compatible portable devices.
The WPLC also has access to eBooks that can be viewed on your personal computer through eContent which has digital versions of books, journals, and database content. You can access eContent 24 hours a day, seven days a week on your computer, but you must first create an account at your local library.
Some eContent ebooks can be downloaded and viewed on portable devices that support the Adobe Content Server. If you limit your search to Downloadable eBooks, those are the ones that can be transferred. Click here for help.
Below are instructions for using eBooks and digital audio books.