Electronic Reading Devices

What devices can I use to read library eBooks?
You can read library eBooks on most eReaders, tablets, smart phones, and even on your desktop or laptop computer. Visit the Help page to see a complete list.

How do I get library eBooks on my Android or iOS device?
Download the Overdrive app for Android or for iOS and select Hancock County Library System as your library.

How do I get library eBooks on my Kindle Fire?
Visit hancock.lib.overdrive.com on your Kindle Fire. Select Kindle as your book format. You will need to sign in to your Amazon account.

How do I get library eBooks on my older model Kindle?
Visit hancock.lib.overdrive.com on any internet-connected desktop or laptop computer. Select Kindle as your format. You will need to sign into your Amazon account. Once Amazon has sent the eBook to your Kindle, it will download the next time you connect your Kindle to the WiFi.

Image stating "Thanks for reading!"

Image stating "Thanks for reading!"

How do I get library eBooks on my older model Nook or other eReader that does not support apps?
Download the free program, Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), to your desktop or laptop, or ask a library staff member to show you a library computer that has it. Visit hancock.lib.overdrive.com, then use ADE and a USB cable to transfer the eBook to your device.  You will need to sign up for a free Adobe ID to access your books.

How do I get library eBooks on my desktop or laptop computer?
eBooks marked “OverDrive READ” can be read right in your web browser.

Do I have to be connected to WiFi to read?
Once the book is downloaded to your device, you can read even when you’re not connected. The only exception is for OverDrive READ on your desktop or laptop: this requires an active connection.