Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Digital Reading

   

 

 

 

 

Quick Start: Click these icons above to jump right in, or click below to view tutorials! Read on for descriptions of each service.


Borrowing ebooks & digital content is easy with your Nesmith Library card!

Your Nesmith Library card grants you access to a wide variety of digital collection materials through three primary services:


 Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, music, movies, TV episodes, and comics. With your up to date Nesmith Library card, you will be able to download or stream books, audios, music, and movies to your smartphone or other device, or, to your computer.  Each library card can borrow up to six (6) items each month.  All content is immediately available, so there are no waiting lists!  Go to your app store or visit HooplaDigital.

Click this image for a Hoopla tutorial with step by step instructions, screenshots, and video!

Recommendations:

  • When entering your library card number, enter the entire long number with no spaces (make sure you get the right number of zeroes!)
  • Each library card gets our allotted number of borrows each month: sign up the whole family (ages 5+) for library cards to take full advantage of your Hoopla borrows! Try to remember which email address you connect with which library card in case you want to sign in on another device, since email addresses can only be connected to one Hoopla account.
  • Visit Seven Books from Seven Genres from Hoopla recommended by Nesmith Librarians and staff for each age group!


Borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks. CloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. Whether on your browser, a tablet, or your smartphone, you can browse digital shelves curated by librarians, or filter by genres of interest to you. CloudLibrary is a service provided by the GMILCS consortium (originally funded with a Samuel P. Hunt Foundation Grant). There is no monthly limit for borrowing, but you may only have six (6) items checked out at a time. Items are not always available, so you may need to place a hold (we purchase digital copies which are checked out and returned by one patron at a time). Download from your app store or visit CloudLibrary.

 

Click this image for a Cloudlibrary tutorial with step by step instructions, screenshots, and video!

Recommendations:

  • When entering your library card number, enter the entire long number with no spaces (make sure you get the right number of zeroes!)
  • Please call us (603-432-7154) if you do not know your PIN, or if you need to reset your PIN/password.
  • Cloudlibrary items are shared among GMILCS libraries, with a great team of local librarians developing this collection for you. Open the Search page of the app or the main page in your browser to see featured shelves selected by GMILCS librarians!
  • In the Search tab, use the filter for Available Now if you want to only see items which you can start reading right away!
  • Visit Seven Books from Seven Genres from Cloudlibrary recommended by Nesmith Librarians and staff for each age group!

 
 
Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines. OverDrive access is provided by the library's membership in New Hampshire Downloadable Books. OverDrive provides a great browser and mobile experience with the Libby app: visit your app store to download Libby on your device, or use the classic OverDrive interface through your browser! There is no monthly limit for borrowing, but you may only have three (3) items checked out at a time. Items are not always available, so you may need to place a hold (we purchase digital copies which are checked out and returned by one patron at a time). Download from your app store, or visit the NH Downloadable Books collection at nh.overdrive.com, or use the new Libbyapp.com for a streamlined browser experience very similar to using the app on a mobile device.

Click this image for a Libby tutorial with step by step instructions, screenshots, and video!

Recommendations:

  • Please set up a tech help appointment with Digital Literacy Librarian Chelsea if your device does not have the Libby app available.
  • There are two tabs in the Libby app: Library and Shelf. Think of these as flipping back and forth between pages of a book: both tabs will stay on the page you left them on even if you move to the other tab and come back.
  • The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium develops this collection in concert with 200+ libraries throughout New Hampshire. Featured collections in the app or on the main page in your browser are selected by New Hampshire librarians!
  • Visit Seven Books from Seven Genres from Libby recommended by Nesmith Librarians and staff for each age group!


 Don't have a Nesmith Library card yet? Windham residents can register for a temporary access digital card through the login page of our catalog, and use that code to access Cloudlibrary and OverDrive/Libby right away! (Temporary digital cards cannot access Hoopla.) Visit the library within thirty days to complete registration and get your full library card. Visit this page to learn more about Library Cards & Lending.


Other free sources of eBooks:

Biblioboard Open Access: Ebooks, comics, and historical documents with no restrictions on access. These items can be read/viewed right away in your browser and through the Biblioboard Library app (for Apple devices, Google devices, or Amazon devices).

OpenLibrary.org(link is external)A digital library offering materials that are no longer under copyright. These freely available ebooks can be read right away in your browser. Search the collection by clicking here(link is external).

Books to Borrow(link is external)A digital library undertaken by the OpenLibraries initiative of the Internet Archive, which offers digitized ebook versions of books which are still protected by copyright. These ebooks are available to anyone with an Internet Archive library card, which you can sign up for using an email address. To use the items in Books to Borrow which are still under copyright, sign up for an Internet Archive library card (all that is required is an email address) Books that are in the public domain, that is, they are no longer protected by copyright, may be available as eBooks and eAudios on sites such as Project Gutenberg(link is externa

Google Books(link is external) allows you to search the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned.  Items out of copyright may be read in their entirety; those still under copyright may be previewed.

Loyal Books(link is external)Free Public Domain eAudiobooks & eBook Downloads


Other free sources for eAudiobooks:

LibriVox(link is external): Free Public Domain eAudiobooks

Loyal Books(link is external)Free Public Domain eAudiobooks & eBook Downloads

Open Culture: 900 Free Audio Books(link is external)

For links to other free eAudiobook sites, click here(link is external)


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