eBooks from OverDrive
Any patron with a valid Winona Public Library card is able to borrow eBooks and downloadable audiobooks free from your library through OverDrive at selco.lib.overdrive.com. eBooks are checked out through the OverDrive website with your library card and may be borrowed for up to 21 days. Titles automatically expire at the end of the loan period. You can check out up to five items at a time and place requests on titles that are currently checked out. Your OverDrive account is tied to your library barcode number, so if you replace your library card please call the Reference Desk at 452-4860 so that we can transfer your outstanding requests to your new card number.
The OverDrive collection is made available by SELCO and is shared by participating libraries in the SELCO region. Through contributions of SELCO and member libraries, the collection continues to grow each day.
Need Help Getting Started?
The SELCO OverDrive site contains a wealth of information to help guide you through the process of downloading an ebook or audiobook. Once in the site, check out the Help section for assistance with your eReader. You can also go to the OverDrive site for a list of compatible devices and the file formats that work with each, or watch a series of step-by-step device specific video guides to help walk you through the process.
- OverDrive App on Mobile Devices
- Getting Started with Android
- Getting Started with iOS
- Getting Started with Kindle Fire
- Getting Started with Kobo
- Getting Started with Nook tablets
- Using an eInk Device (i.e. Nook Simple Touch)
- Using a Kindle
- Transferring eAudiobooks to a Portable Device
Unfortunately, not all publishers release their titles in eBook form to libraries.
View the full OverDrive publisher list.
Amazon Kindle eBooks
Libraries are concerned about your privacy. We do not keep records of what you have previously checked out and we do not give out your information. That said, we want you to know that when you check out a Kindle eBook you must use your Amazon account. At that point we no longer have control over protecting your records associated with this transaction. At the very least, Amazon may use this information to recommend other items for purchase to you, as is the case with any purchases you make through the site.
The library’s subscription to Zinio offers digital copies of popular magazines that library users can view online and/or download to compatible computers and devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, and more). The library currently subscribes to 45 titles.