Looking for Ebooks? MPL currently provides Ebooks through the following resources:
CCFLS eStacks on Overdrive
New ebooks are added monthly to our Overdrive account. You can access the eStacks on your computer, e-reader or mobile device. To log on, you need a valid library card. For Android or iOS, download the Overdrive Media Console app to get eStacks directly on your device. Check out the Overdrive Help page for more information and some great video instruction. For more information, check here
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Access, read and download ebooks through EBSCOhost. You’ll need to create a new account to download books. From the “Sign In” page, click on the “Create a new Account” link. It only takes a moment to register and then you’ll be able to sign in directly to keep track of your reading. Here’s a list of supported devices: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices. Note that EBSCOhost does not currently support downloading to iPad or Kindle.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online access to encyclopedias and reference e-book sets. You can search the books, download articles from them in a number of formats, even have the articles read to you. At-home access is available. Simply enter just Meadville’s POWER code, no barcode.
You can also search & link to the Gale collection from our catalog (http://catalog.ccfls.org) by limiting your search to Gale Virtual Reference from the Advanced Search page.
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort o digitize and archive cultural works. Founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, it is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books and all were previously published by bona fide publishers. Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
All titles currently offered by Project Gutenberg can be found by searching our catalog (http://catalog.ccfls.org) by by limiting your search to Project Gutenberg from the Advanced Search page, or you can go directly to the site at http://www.gutenberg.org.
The instructions on the pages listed below offer help with downloading to your computer or ebook reader. These instructions are meant only as a guide and may not work exactly as described for every computer.