Digital Books Are Here!

Welcome to the E-Zone
Now your library never closes! The new Rhode Island Public Library E-Zone allows library patrons to browse, checkout, and download digital books audio books and eBooks anytime of the day from anywhere in the world.

Getting started:
The new online service is available by visiting
Download the free software from the site.
* For audio books you will need OverDrive Audio Book
* For eBooks you will need Adobe eBook
* If you have a Mobipocket device you will need Mobipocket eBook.

Next Step:
Activate the software you just downloaded by opening it and following the onscreen directions.

Step Three:
Browse the site for books you want to read or listen to. When you find an item you are interested in and it is available, add it to your cart. If the title is not available because it is not checked out, you may place a hold. You will be notified by email when the book becomes available for download. You can have up to 6 books in your cart at any time and download all 6 if you wish.

Step Four:
Click the "Proceed to Checkout" link to check out the items you want. Enter your library card number and click the Sign-in button. The next screen tells you how many items you have checked out and how many more you can take. Click confirm checkout to proceed.

Step Five:
Download the file to your computer. Use the OverDrive Audio Book software to download parts of an audio book or all of it at once.

Last Step:
Once the book is on your PC you may listen to it there, transfer it to an MP3 player or burn it to a CD. Click on the book you want to transfer or burn. Plug in your MP3 player and click the Transfer button. Overdrive will find the device and transfer the files for that book. Click on the Burn button to use your CD-burner. Ebooks are read on the computer.

More help:
All the needed software is available at Check out the Help button for answers to all your questions.

What is it? Digital audio and eBooks you can access from home. Use them on your PC, burn to CD or move to an MP3 player.
Where is it? Point your browser to
What is a digital Audio book? Audio books are read to you by a professional reader. They come on cassette, CD and now in digital format! Download the digital audio book to your Pc, listen to it there, or transfer it to an MP3 player or CDs.
What is an eBook? An eBook is a searchable PDF file that you read on the PC using Adobe Reader.

There are over 500 digital books in our collection. Why not check it out?!


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