eBooks and eAudiobooks

Software and apps required

Find out what software and mobile apps are required to download and transfer eBooks and eAudiobooks to a portable device.

Every eBook and eAudiobook website site has different requirements.

eBooks - software and mobile apps required

PC and Mac

OverDrive
Option 1: Adobe Digital Editions
Option 2: OverDrive Read (browser-based, no app required)

Wheelers
Option 1: Adobe Digital Editions
Option 2: Browser Reader (browser-based, no app required)

BorrowBox
Adobe Digital Editions

EBSCOhost
Offline: Adobe Digital Editions
Online: Mac users need to install the PDF browser plugin ‘Schubert|it’

> See the install software help page for more information.

Windows phone and tablet

OverDrive
Option 1: Libby app for Windows (Windows 10+)
Option 2: OverDrive Read (browser-based, no app required)

Wheelers
Tablet: ePlatform by Wheelers app
Phone: Not currently supported

BorrowBox
Not supported. You are not able to read eBooks from the BorrowBox collection on a Windows phone or tablet

EBSCOhost
Not supported. You are not able to read eBooks from the EBSCOhost collection on a Windows phone or tablet

> See the install software help page for more information.

Android phone and tablet

This also applies to Kobo Vox tablets.

OverDrive
Option 1: Libby app (for Android)
Option 2: OverDrive Read (browser-based, no app required)

Wheelers
Option 1: ePlatform by Wheelers app (for Android)
Option 2: Browser Reader (browser-based, no app required)

BorrowBox
BorrowBox app (for Android)

EBSCOhost
EBSCO eBooks app (for Android)

> See the install software help page for more information.

iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

OverDrive
Option 1: Libby app (for iOS)
Option 2: OverDrive Read (browser-based, no app required)

Wheelers
Option 1: ePlatform by Wheelers app
Option 2: Browser Reader (browser-based, no app required)

BorrowBox
BorrowBox app (for iOS)

EBSCOhost
EBSCO eBooks app (for iOS)

> See the install software help page for more information.

Kobo eReader

Kobo Arc users should follow the instructions for Android phone and tablet.

OverDrive
Adobe Digital Editions

Wheelers
Adobe Digital Editions

BorrowBox
Adobe Digital Editions

EBSCOhost
Adobe Digital Editions

> See the install software help page for more information.

Sony eReader

OverDrive
Adobe Digital Editions or Reader for PC/Mac

Wheelers
Adobe Digital Editions or Reader for PC/Mac

BorrowBox
Adobe Digital Editions

EBSCOhost
Adobe Digital Editions

> See the install software help page for more information.

Kindle Fire

OverDrive
Option 1: OverDrive Media Console app
Option 2: OverDrive Read (browser-based, no app required)

Wheelers
Option 1: Browser Reader (browser-based, no app required)
Option 2: ePlatform by Wheelers

BorrowBox
BorrowBox app

EBSCOhost
EBSCO eBooks app

> See the install software help page for more information.



eAudiobooks - software and mobile apps required

PC and Mac

OverDrive
Option 1: OverDrive Media Console
Option 2: OverDrive Listen (browser-based, no app required)

BorrowBox
Unzip programme to extract files (note: this is built-in for modern PCs and Macs)
Media manager or media device that is MP3 compatible (e.g. Windows Media Player or iTunes)

Ulverscroft Digital
Unzip programme to extract files (note: this is built-in for modern PCs and Macs) and Media manager or media device that is MP3 or M4b compatible (e.g. Windows Media Player or iTunes).

> See the install software help page for more information.

Windows phone and tablet

OverDrive
Option 1: Libby app for Windows (Windows 10+)
Option 2: OverDrive Listen (browser-based, no app required)

BorrowBox
Not supported. You are not able to listen to eAudiobooks from the BorrowBox collection on a Windows phone or tablet

Ulverscroft Digital
There is no dedicated Windows phone or tablet app for Ulverscroft Digital. Download the eAudiobooks to a Mac or PC and use a media manager or media device (e.g. Windows Media Player or iTunes) to transfer the unzipped files.

> See the install software help page for more information.

Android phone and tablet

This also applies to Kobo Vox tablets.

OverDrive
Option 1: Libby app (for Android)
Option 2: OverDrive Listen (browser-based, no app required)

BorrowBox
BorrowBox app (for Android)

Ulverscroft Digital
ULibrary app (for Android)

> See the install software help page for more information.

iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

OverDrive
Option 1: Libby app (for iOS)
Option 2: OverDrive Listen (browser-based, no app required)

BorrowBox
BorrowBox app (for iOS)

Ulverscroft Digital
ULibrary app (for iOS)

> See the install software help page for more information.

Miscellaneous MP3 players

Kobo Vox users should follow the instructions for Android phone and tablet.

OverDrive
OverDrive Media Console on the PC or Mac and transfer to device using the transfer wizard in OverDrive Media Console

BorrowBox
Option 1: Sync device with Windows Media Player (WMP) or iTunes
Option 2: Drag and drop unzipped eAudiobook folder into the device

Ulverscroft Digital
Download the eAudiobooks to a Mac or PC and use a media manager or media device (e.g. Windows Media Player or iTunes) to transfer the unzipped files.

> See the install software help page for more information.



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