Carroll Public Library Now Offers Downloadable eBooks

Best-sellers and classic titles available anytime, anywhere

Carroll Public Library has expanded its WILBOR services to include eBooks available to download from the library's website. Library card holders can check out and download eBooks anytime, anywhere by visiting Titles will automatically expire at the end of the 14-day lending period. And with digital late fees!

Users can browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card, and download to a PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To read eBooks in the WILBOR collection, users will need to install Adobe® Digital Editions free software. A link to the software is available on the WILBOR web site on the Quick Start Guide page

Adobe Digital Editions software is the industry standard software and installs in less than two minutes with a broadband connection. It is a simple and attractive way to read and manage DRM (Digital Rights Management)-protected EPUB and PDF eBooks. EPUB is a re-flowable eBook format and the emerging standard for digital publications. This means you can resize the text or the screen to suit you and the text will wrap itself around in the available space. Many publishers provide their best-selling titles only in EPUB, while graphic-heavy eBooks are often available in PDF.

EBooks accessed via the WILBOR Consortium can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices like the Sony® Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook and iPad® coming soon. At this point, eBooks through the WILBOR Consortium are not compatible with the Kindle. For a list of compatible readers for WILBOR eBooks, visit OverDrive's website

This new service, powered by OverDrive, will be free for patrons with their Carroll Public Library card. The WILBOR Consortium, a collaborative group of over 100 Iowa libraries, will launch eBooks with approximately 750 titles from top publishers like Random House, Hachette Book Group USA, HarperCollins, and Harlequin. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, visit