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Freading

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?

  • A Pikes Peak Library District resident library card number (resident card numbers start with a 4) and PIN.

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 the upper right corner of the site, you will see information regarding your account. Specifically, you will see the weekly checkout limit displayed like 0/3 or 1/3. The weekly limit is the number of titles that you may check out every week.
  • The checkout limit is set by PPLD, and is set to 3. Since the weekly checkouts are set to 3, if you use 1, the counter will say 1/3.
  • Unused book loans roll over to the following week.
  • Every 4 weeks, unused book loans expire. An individual loan is for 2 weeks and may be renewed for an additional 2 weeks.
  • On both the website and mobile app, an Adobe ID is required to access books.
  • However, if you are using a PC, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions to read them.

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


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.

 

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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.

  1. Login. You are now connected to the library's Freading site and can get books.
  2. Download a book.  You may be asked to “authorize” your device, which means you must login using your Adobe credentials when prompted.
  3. After downloading, you will be able to read and navigate the book in 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.

  1. Login to the app. You are now connected to the library's Freading site and can get books.
  2. Download a book.  You may be asked to “authorize” your device, which means you must login using your Adobe credentials when prompted.
  3. After downloading, you will be able to read and navigate the book in 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.