Digital Library

Digital Library Quick Links

The Greenwood County Library System offers several different ways to access digital materials from home. You can access these material 24/7 through your home computer or mobile device. The library offers a wide range of digital library materials, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and more!

If you need help learning how to access these materials on your computer, eReader, or mobile device, the Reference Staff can help you! Stop by the Reference Desk or sign up for eReader Thursday.

eReader Thursday is offered every other month, as a dedicated 1 hour appointment, for uninteruppted one-on-one assistance with eReaders/tablets, and the library's digital materials. Contact the Reference Staff at 941-4655 to learn more.


eBooks:

Library Resources

This collection provides access to eBook & eAudiobook titles. 
 
There are two apps to access OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks from your device:
 
Libby App
Available for Android, iOS, or Windows 10 devices
OverDrive App
Available for Android, Chromebook, iOS, Kindle Fire,  or Windows 8/10 devices
 
 

We recommend using the Libby App. The Libby App is getting some major updates to make it more user freindly.

Why not OverDrive?

Unfortionately, OverDrive will not be availble for download after February 2022 and by the end of 2022, OverDrive will no longer be supported.

What do you mean by OverDrive will not be supported?

This means if you have the OverDrive App currently downloaded on your device, it will no longer get the necessary updates to work with your device's operating system and security updates. This will lead to preformance issues and security vulnerabilites. OverDrive might work fo a time, but eventually it will become too out-of-date for it to work on your device. 

Problems using OverDrive on older Apple devices or web browsers

As of September 30, 2021, users on older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps. These issues are because of a recent change made by OverDrive's web certificate provider.

This change may also affect those trying to use their library's OverDrive website in older web browsers.

Affected users may see security warnings or have trouble accessing some or all of the functionality of the OverDrive app or website, including signing in, browsing, borrowing, or loading content.

To continue using OverDrive:

  • Mac users: The OverDrive for Mac desktop app is now only supported on macOS 10.12.1 through 10.14. If possible, update your computer to one of these macOS versions to resolve issues with the OverDrive for Mac desktop app. Note: If you update to macOS 15 or higher, you'll lose access to OverDrive for Mac.

  • iPhone/iPad users: Update your device to iOS 10 (or higher).

  • Browser users: Update your browser version.

 

TumbleBooks contains fiction and nonfiction ebooks for kids. It also features a Language Learning area which contains books in French and Spanish. 
 
These Apps are avalable through your App Store

Patrons can borrow up to 5 materials a month through hoopla! hoopla digital is available to all Greenwood County residents with a valid Library Card. A vaild Library card is one that is not expired and is in good standing (less than $5 in fees)

Checkout Times

eBook & eAudiobooks - 3 Weeks
Comics - 3 Weeks
Music - 7 Days
Movies & TV - 3 Days

What is hoopla?

hoopla digital is a service that partners with public libraries to provide online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics.

With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card.

All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at http://www.hoopladigital.com.

hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape 

 

 

Get help with hoopla

Download the PDFs below for instruction on how to use Hoopla on multiple devices. The Reference Staff can help with most issues with using the apps. Drop by the Reference Desk or call at 941-4655. 

For issues with the content, such as errors in Audiobook playback, patrons can contact Hoopla support in the App. Click on the Patron Support PDF below. 

How to Hoopla (multiple devices)

Using Audiobook Chapters

Adding the Hoopla Chrome Extension (Google Chrome only)

Patron Support

Patron App Video from hoopla digital on Vimeo.

Online Resources

There are many more online resources for eBooks.

Project Gutenberg

The best known is Project Gutenberg, which holds over 59,000 free ebooks. While you won't find current titles from the New York Times' Best Sellers lists, these titles were published by bona fide publishers. They are in the U.S. public domain (copyrights have expired).

 

Internet Archive

Another option is the Internet Archive. The site archives text, film, music, software, and websites. Its text collection includes over 3,000,000 items. Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive. There are over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available to download and keep, and more to borrow.
Nearly 30,000 books are available at ManyBooks.net.

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Audiobooks:

 
 
 
 

 

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Magazines

 

Flipster

Browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library! Enjoy issues of Cosmopolitan, Southern Living, Redbook. Ebony, Seventeen, Time, Sports Illustrated, and much more!. Flipster also includes kids magazines such as Ranger Rick, Boys Life, Ask, and others.

Click on the link above to access the site. If prompted for a password, contact the Reference Desk at 864-941-4655.

View the following Tutorials to learn how to use Flipster, If you have any questions, call the Reference Desk at 864-941-4655.

 


Music:

 

 

Freegal Music

Download up to three (3) songs per week from Freegal Music. They are yours to keep!

 

Freegal Streaming: Now you can stream 5 hours of music a day! You can stream individual songs or albums, and you can create and save playlists.

 

 

 

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