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CLAMS Guides: How to download & return eBooks:

º     Android Smartphone or Tablet® Trifold brochure New

º     Nook Color, Nook Tablet PDF

º     Nook eReader PDF Trifold brochure

º     Amazon's® Kindle PDF Trifold brochure

º     Amazon's® Kindle Fire PDF Trifold brochure

º     Apple iPad® PDF Trifold brochure

º      OverDrive videos: "Going Mobile": New
      Watch helfpul videos on going mobile with specific devices, e.g. Android, iPhone, Windows 7 phone, etc.

º      Browse, checkout and get library eBooks on Amazon® Kindle - video

º      How-to video: Directly download eBooks to the Sony Reader Wi-Fi

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CLAMS Digital Downloads powered by OverDrive
- Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks,
Music, Video. Available to all CLAMS public library card holders. View a Video Tour (all formats)
Need Help? Get Started downloading all available formats

Some e-book and audiobook titles are not available as downloadables to libraries.
View information on publishers' restrictions.

Additional eBooks
Over 34,000 copyright-free Classics that never expire and don't count against your library checkout limit.
Easily accessible via the CLAMS Digital Download site, powered by OverDrive.
Not available for Kindle. Kindle users, go directly to Project Gutenberg.
free ebooks

Freegal Music
Free downloadable music from the Sony Music Catalog. Several CLAMS Libraries subscribe to this service.
You must have a library card from one of these libraries to use the service.
For more information please check with your local CLAMS Library.


Animated storybooks for younger children which can be played with sound or a computer
or read aloud by a child with the sound off. TumbleBooks also has a variety of games and audiobooks.
Available at these libraries.


Additional resources available on the Internet
"Public Domain" means the texts are no longer copyrighted in the United States.
CLAMS does not endorse and is not responsible for the websites listed below.
These are provided for informational purposes. Links are current at the time of writing.

Free public domain e-Book resources
Note: most of these are not good for current bestsellers.

Project Gutenberg - dedicated to providing as many free Public Domain texts as possible in electronic format.
Library of Congress Digital Books
Google Books (beta)
University of Virginia Online Library - good for foreign language material
Making of America (Univ. of Michigan & Cornell) - Primary resources, U.S. History
Perseus Digital Library (Tufts Univ.)
The On-Line Books Page (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Harvard University Open Collections Program
Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library
University of Illinois (allows free access to its collection of award-winning books on history)
Open Library (variety of formats, including ePub and Kindle)
The Internet Archive

Even more free eBooks
Free Audiobooks
Note: most of these are not good for current bestsellers.

Project Gutenberg Audio Books project
Audio Books for Free
Open Culture
Books should be free
Learn out loud