Cuyahoga Falls Library provides ebooks and downloadable audiobooks through the Ohio Digital Library. This service allows you to download ebooks and audiobooks which you can play on your computer or a compatible portable device. 

The handouts and short videos (about 5 minutes each) listed below will show you how to download ebooks to various devices. Many of the videos have closed captioning that you can turn on by clicking on CC at the bottom for the YouTube window.

There are a variety of ways to download ebooks to your device, depending on what you have:


This handout gives you an overview of how to get ebooks for your Kindle:

Kindle Handout (PDF)

There are two ways to put ebooks onto a Kindle: Wifi and USB.

Using wifi takes fewer steps, but of course you have to have wifi at home or go to someplace that has wifi (like the library). Also, some of our ebooks cannot be transferred using wifi; those are marked "USB Only."

Video: Downloading to Kindle Using Wifi

If you don't have access to wifi, you can download ebooks using a cable to plug your Kindle into a USB port on your computer.

Video: Downloading to Kindle Using a USB Cable

Other E-Reader
If you have an e-reader that supports EPUB format, such as the Nook, Kobo, etc., you'll need to use the Adobe Digital Editions software. First you'll need to install and authorize Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, then you can use it to download ebooks.

This handout gives you an overview of how to download ebooks for your ereader:

Other E-reader Handout (PDF)

Video: Installing and Authorizing Adobe Digital Editions

Video: Using Adobe Digital Editions to Download an Ebook

If you have a tablet, smart phone, or other device that can run Android or iOS apps, you can get ebooks using the Overdrive Media Console app. The videos below show you how to get the app and then use it to download ebooks on several different devices, and there are some videos listed at the end showing how to do various things in the app.

This handout gives you an overview of downloading ebooks on a tablet:

Tablet Handout (PDF)


Google Nexus

Kindle Fire

Nook Color

Nook HD or HD+

In addition, we have some videos about how to do various things in the app, using an iPad as an example:

Kindle Handout (PDF)400.99 KB
Other Ereader Handout (PDF)539.1 KB
Tablet Handout (PDF)402.29 KB