Freading provides access to thousands of eBook titles that are always available for checkout. There are many popular fiction titles available, including new releases added weekly. Since titles are always available, this is a great place to look for your next book club read. Non-fiction titles are also available, including travel guides, study guides, and cookbooks.
Checkout limit: 3/week. Unused checkouts will rollover week to week, and expire at the end of the month.
Loan period: 2 weeks
If you have used all of your checkouts for the week, you can add items to your Wishlist to read later.
One renewal per title is possible. Once the checkout period has ended, go to download link of the book you wish to renew and it will be renewed for two weeks.
What do I need to use Freading?
How Freading works:
Upon logging in with your PPLD library card number and PIN you will see a splash page come up, with an easy 1-2-3 guide to enjoying eBooks.
In order to use Freading on your computer, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions is a software that enables you to read the books you have downloaded from Freading.
Freading EPUB and PDF books are wrapped in the Adobe software, which acts as a digital rights management. This software limits the loan period, and prevents copying.
For Adobe Digital Editions to open your library materials, you will need to authorize the program with your Adobe ID. For instructions on how to do so, click here.
Check out the title you wish by logging into Freading with your library card number and PIN, then clicking on the read download button under the cover of the book.
Open the book for reading by using the Adobe Digital Editions software.
Download the Freading App for Apple here. Download the Freading App to checkout and access books. You will need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID even though you have the Freading App.
Download the Freading App for Android here. Download the Freading App to checkout and access books. You will need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID even though you have the Freading App.
VIsit the FAQ page on the Freading site for more information about compatible devices, downloading app onto Kindle Fire tablets, and downloading a book on multiple devices.