VCPL - eBooks

 

Link to iVox Frequently Asked Questions Page

iVox is an interactive storybook app for children ages 4-8. Designed for little hands and big imaginations, iVOX brings favorite stories to life with three dimensional characters and scenes that children can explore. Library card number and PIN code required.

Download from the app store Link to Google Play Store

eBooks

The Library offers four (4) services that provide access to eBooks. Popular authors and titles, non-fiction, children's titles and classics are available in a number of different formats. Read from your PC, tablet or smart phone. See the links and descriptions below.

Link to hoopla

hoopla is the go-to site for graphic novels and comic books, which include the DC and Dark Horse series. Numerous fiction and non-fiction eBooks are also available.

https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Tutorial on how to use hoopla

Download from the app store Link to Google Play Store
hoopla flex (ebooks & eAudios)
Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 at any one time (combination of audiobook and eBook)
Limit on reservations Limit of 5 at any one time (combination of audiobook and eBook)
Checkout period 14 days
Return titles early yes
Renew titles check title out again (unless on hold for another patron)
hoopla instant
Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 20 titles a month (combination of audiobook, eBook, music and movie)
Limit on reservations No reservations are necessary
Checkout period 21 days
Return titles early no
Renew titles check title out again (a title may be checked out twice every month)
Streaming of music available yes must checkout first
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via app
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

Link to Overdrive

The Overdrive collection makes thousands of titles available for borrowing.  Overdrive provides support for the popular Kindle format.

https://volusia.overdrive.com

Tutorial on how to use Overdrive

Download from the app store Link to Google Play Store
Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 5 titles
Limit on reservations Limit of 5 titles
Checkout period 7 or 14 days
Return titles early yes (some restrictions)
Renew titles no
Streaming of music available no
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes
Kindle Paperwhite yes (amazon account required)
Apple iOS devices yes via app (Overdrive or Libby)
Android devices yes via app (Overdrive or Libby)

Link to Freading

Freading's specialty is non-fiction - over 50,000 titles and every title is always available so no need to make a reservation. A very handy tool for students who are researching a topic and need immediate information.

https://volusialibrary.freading.com/

Tutorial on how to use Freading

Download from the app store Link to Google Play Store
Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts total of 12 titles a month
Limit on reservations no reservations necessary
Checkout period 21 days
Return titles early yes
Renew titles a title may be checked out twice every month
Streaming of music available No
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via browser (streaming)
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

Link to Odilo

Odilo partners with popular Spanish publishers from all regions of the world to provide quality Spanish content.

https://volusialibrary.odilo.us/?locale=es

Download from the app store Link to Google Play Store
Library card and pin required yes
Limit on checkouts total of 10 titles a month
Limit on reservations a few titles may require a reservation, but a majority do not.
Checkout period 21 days
Return titles early yes
Renew titles a title may be checked out again
Streaming of music available No
Device compatibility
Computers yes via browser (streaming)
Kindle Fire yes via browser (streaming)
Apple iOS devices yes via app
Android devices yes via app

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Volusia Reads Online Book Club

Volusia County Public Library has partnered with PBC Guru and Freading to create a virtual book club for patrons and the community.

The book for August 5 - October 7 is How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir by Kate Mulgrew.

 In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and New York Times bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for her parents.

It is always available for download from Freading.

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