eBook and eReader Info

eBooks in General

How long is the checkout period?

7 or 14 days, you pick during the checkout process.
 
How many items may I check out?
You may have up to 5 items checked out at one time.
 
Can I place holds on items that are not available?
Yes, you will receive an email when the item is ready for delivery. They will be available to you for 4 days after email is sent.
 
Can the library staff place holds for me like they can for physical books?
No, our eBooks are self service for holds and check outs.
 
Can I have late fees or fines?
No, the book "Expires" at the end of your checkup period you selected.

My eBook is expired and will not open, what do I do?
Just delete it.

What if my device is not listed below?
Online at our eBook website. Go to our website and click on the Missouri Libraries 2 Go icon, then in the "Getting Started" section on the right, click on "Digital Help", and then "My Help"
 

Kindle (not Kindle Fire)

Can I have my library books delivered by wireless to my Kindle?
Yes, but... The easiest way to get library books for your kindle is to start on a computer, complete the checkout process, and then download to your computer with the Kindle attached as a USB device.

May I borrow my neighbor's Kindle to come and check out books?
No. Your neighbor's Kindle will not work with your Amazon account. The Kindle must be associated with the Amazon.com account you are signing in with.
 
Are there step-by-step instructions for this?
Yes, two primary sources.
Online at our eBook website. Go to our website and click on the Missouri Libraries 2 Go icon, then in the "Getting Started" section on the right, click on "Digital Help", and then "My Help"
We have brochures for a few selected devices at our library
We will also add them to our website soon.

If I finish my book, may I return it early?
Yes. If you finish your ebook early, please return it using the "Manage My Kindle" section of your Amazon account.

Nook Simple Touch

Can I use the Library's public computers to download the ebooks to my Nook?
No. Unfortunately Overdrive (our eBook provider) requires the book to be delivered to a computer with Adobe Digital Edition installed.

Why is Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) not installed on the library's public computers?
The ADE software is designed to be a single user software. It is required to be registered to a single person, and the attached Nook must also be registered through ADE. This scenario will not work with our public computers.

Do I have to download and install additional software to check out library books?
Yes. You must download and install Adobe Digital Editions.
 
Can I have my library books delivered by wireless to my Nook?
No. The Nook is not configured to have library books delivered by wireless.
 
How do I get library eBooks on my Nook?
You must start on an Internet connected computer that has Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed
Go to our website and click on the Missouri Libraries 2 Go icon, find your book and complete the checkout process, and then download to your computer.
Then transfer the eBook to your Nook using ADE with the Nook attached as a USB device.
 
Are there step-by-step instructions for this?
Yes, two primary sources.
Online at our eBook website. Go to our website and click on the Missouri Libraries 2 Go icon, then in the "Getting Started" section on the right, click on "Digital Help", and then "My Help"
We have brochures for a few selected devices at our library
We will also add them to our website soon.
 
If I finish my book, may I return it early?
Yes. If you finish your ebook early, please return it using Adobe Digital Editions.
Click the small arrow to the left of the item and choose “Return borrowed item”. This will make it available for the next borrower.
 

iPad

Can I have my library books delivered by wireless to my iPad?
Yes, you have two choices. You can choose either or both.
To read EPUB format, go to Apple's App Store and download the "OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks and Audiobooks" app.
To read Kindle format, go to Apple's App Store and download the Kindle App
Go to our website and click on the Missouri Libraries 2 Go icon, find your book and complete the checkout process, and then download to your iPad.