Freading

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Westport library cardholders are now able to download e-books from Freading. This e-book service differs from others in that e-books are available to users simultaneously, without waiting in line. Log in with your barcode number and PIN (last four digits of your phone number).

Watch this video tutorial on How to Use Freading to find out how to download e-books. If you need more information on how to download Adobe Digital Editions, watch this recently updated video: Downloading Adobe Digital Editions.

Devices compatible with Freading include:

** Any computer

** Amazon Kindle Fire (other Kindle models currently do not work with Freading)

** Barnes & Noble Nook

** Apple iPad and iPhone

** Android tablets and smartphones

** Kobo e-reader

** Sony Reader

Freading applications are available to download in the Apple’s App store and the Android marketplace.Click here for Kindle Fire directions.
[The Kindle Fire  Freading.APK is available here.]

Please visit the FreadingFAQ page if you experience any problems, or contact us at ref [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (subject: Freading%20Question) . Thousands of titles in all genres are available through Freading, and new titles are added each week, but please bear in mind that many publishers do not offer e-book lending to libraries at this point.

There are many free e-books available online from sources other than Freading. For a list of these sources, check with our reference librarians.

Helpful Tips to Get You Started With Freading

Every Monday morning, you are given 5 download tokens. Each e-book download uses between 1 and 4 tokens, depending on demand for the book. Unused tokens rollover to the next week, but all tokens reset to 5 again every four weeks.

Freading e-books check out for 2 weeks, at which point they can be renewed for another two weeks. Renewals for the newest titles cost one download token, but older books renew for no cost.