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How can a patron obtain ebooks and digital audiobooks?

RCLS’s Digital Download Center offers electronic files of ebooks, audiobooks, music and video to cardholders of our member libraries. The process of downloading these files is similar to commercial content download services like: iTunes, Amazon, and RecordedBooks. These services require a payment for downloading; the RCLS Digital Download Center only requires a valid library card and PIN number.

RCLS Digital Download Center files will be in one of several different formats. Ebook files are in either Adobe format or Kindle format. Each of these formats may require the user (i.e. library patron) to have install free software on their computer or device that is designed to display these specific formats.

Video, music, and most audiobook files require the user to have the Overdrive Media Console software or app, which must be installed prior to the first download. The Overdrive Media Console software is available for Windows and Apple Mac users; and for Android and iOS (Apple) portable phones and devices.

The best way to get started using the Digital Download Center is to first take the interactive guided tour online.