| Humboldt County Library
As a service to our
patrons, the Humboldt County Library is pleased to provide several digital
collection options for ebook and audiobook downloads. A brief
overview follows with links for each collection to provide you with more
detailed information and technical support.
Overdrive – Library To Go (fiction and non-fiction)
Access to this subscription service is restricted to Humboldt County
Library cardholders. Sign in with your library card to see ALL the
books and audiobooks available to you. (You see only some of the
books until you sign in.)
Ebscohost eBooks - formerly
NetLibrary (currently non-fiction only)
Access to this subscription
service is available at the library to all users. Offsite access is restricted to Humboldt County Library cardholders.
Public Domain Collections
(fiction, non-fiction, music & videos)
These unrestricted sites
provide access to emedia (including music and videos) in the public domain
and are accessible to everyone both offsite and in the library.
and download you need:
A valid library card.
Internet access (using your own device, not on a
A computer or device that meets the system
requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download.
of Supported Audiobook Devices is available
List of Supported eBook devices is available
Free software for the computer or device on which
you wish to use the materials, which is available
For additional information check out the
Quick Start Guide.
Once you have downloaded the
appropriate software you are ready to begin your search:
You are now ready to sign in, select and download
Click on the SIGN IN tab.
Select HUMBOLDT COUNTY LIBRARY.
Enter your Library Card number
REQUEST FOR A PIN NUMBER – THERE IS NO PIN NUMBER.
Click on the MY CART tab where you will be prompted
to begin browsing.
Choose the item you would like to download and add
it to your CART.
Click DOWNLOAD and the Overdrive Media Console will
Find Ebsco eBooks on the Ebscohost website
On the Ebscohost page,
you can search all of the eBooks Humboldt Library subscribes to by
keyword. Or, you can browse by category and see
the book covers as you do so.
Note: Humboldt's subscription does not empower us to
use every function of Ebsco. For example, we do not get audiobooks or
fiction from Ebsco. The Ebscohost page will let you search for them, but
you will get a result of zero. We do not have "download offline"
permissions for Ebsco's eBooks; you must use an internet connection while
you read them.
eBooks on the Library Catalog
In the library catalog, you can
create a list of eBooks by searching the call number
You may also do an author, title, subject
or keyword search for eBooks by using the Advanced Search
and choosing the material type "eBooks."
To spot an eBook in the catalog during ordinary
searching, look for the image of a laptop with an "e" on the screen.
The call number will be "eBooks."