Monroe County Library System,  Monroe, MI 48162


Download eBooks and Audiobooks
Your Monroe County Library System offers free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks through a subscription from OverDrive through the Woodlands Downloadable Library.

What eReader Should I Buy?
Thinking about purchasing an eReader? Here are some things to think about.
  • What file formats are supported?
    OverDrive via the Woodlands Downloadable Library are available in ePub, PDF, and Kindle formats.
  • How much storage space is available?
    Some eReaders are capable of using external memory to increase the storage
  • How does the eReader connect for downloading?
    Do you want to load books directly to the eReader via a wireless connection or connect to your computer to transfer books?
  • What content is available?
    Newspapers and magazines and other types of documents may also be available for your eReader.
  • Where do you plan to use your reader?
    Many models provide download service to the eReader within the United States only.

For more information on eReaders check out these articles:

eReaders compatible with Woodlands Downloadable Library:
Downloadable content from MCLS is available in the ePub format with a Digital Rights Management component that will play on the following devices:
Sony Readers (all models)
Barnes & Noble Nook
Border’s Kobo Reader
Amazon's Kindle *NEW* (View the "how to" video)
Full List of Compatible Readers from

Android Phones and Apple devices (iPhone and iPad):
If you install the OverDrive Media Console v2.0 app, you will then be able to download eBooks and eAudiobooks (MP3 only) directly to your device. If you choose to view eBooks on these devices you do not need Adobe Digital Editions.


If you are downloading eBooks to an iPad/iPod/iPhone you may need to restart your device after downloading the titles in order to see them in your library.

To transfer books from Woodlands to an eReader device, download the book to your computer and then use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer the title to your device.

Using the OverDrive Media Console v2.0 app for iPhone/Android you can load both eBooks and eAudiobooks (mp3 only) directly to your compatible device.

Kindle and Kindle app users will need to have their device connected to wi-fi to get their book "delivered" through Amazon.

Where Else Can I Download eBooks:
If you can't find what you are looking for on Woodlands Downloadable Library, there are a large number of eBooks available freely from other sources.

Free Resources: includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. Project Gutenberg ( is one component of the Internet Archive. All materials available here are free of charge, but they require a bit more expertise to download and transfer to devices. Due to the voluntary nature of the project the quality of these files may not be comparable to those found elsewhere. contains over 28,000 free titles to download in a variety of formats. provides an easy way to find, publish and distribute e-books free of charge in a large number of formats.

Available for Purchase: contains popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as academic and text books for a fee. Titles can be purchased in formats that fit any type reader, including the iPad.

Chegg eTextbooks contains some free titles, but most are available for a fee. Many titles are available in up to 12 different formats for downloading, including those compatible with the Kindle and the iPad.

Magazine and newspaper subscriptions can be found on the eReader’s website (i.e. Amazon, Sony, Barnes & Noble) or you may try to see if they have a subscription option available. One free year subscription may be available on many titles.

Help Using Downloadable Content:

Digital Media Guided Tour

Help w/ Using eMedia

Borrowing Titles

Software to Download:

For eBooks: Adobe® Digital Editions


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