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Freading is another way for you to enjoy eBooks from Samuels Public Library anytime, anywhere. There's no download manager and you have simultaneous access to all titles - it's never been so easy and it's available now!

What does Freading have?
Freading currently has over 10,000 titles from every genre in its collection and more eBooks are being added each week. The best part? Books are always available - no waiting, no holds lists and no late fees!

How does Freading work?
As the name suggests, Freading is free to Samuels Library patrons. At the beginning of each week (Monday morning) you will receive six (6) tokens - virtual currency - which you can exchange for eBooks at a cost of either 1, 2 or 4 tokens per eBook. The cost of each eBook is determined by the publisher. Unused tokens roll over each week until the end of the month.

How long can I Fread each eBook?
Each eBook is yours for a 2-week loan period. You can renew each eBook for an additional 2-week period and most renewals are free.

What devices work with Freading?
While not a complete list, the following are popular devices compatible with Freading:

  • Any computer or laptop running on Windows, Mac or Linux (direct download from SPL's Freading site)
  • Apple iPad and iPhone (using Freading app for iPad/iPhone)
  • Android tablets and smartphones (using Freading app for Android - device must be compatible with Android Market. Please note Kobo Vox is not.)
    • Samsung Galaxy
    • Sony
    • Toshiba
    • Acer
    • Asus
    • Xoom
  • eReaders (transfer from computer)
    • Nook
    • Kobo
    • Sony Reader


This is exciting, how do I get started?
1.To use Freading you must have a Samuels Public Library card.
2.You will also need a free Adobe ID account. Use the Adobe ID to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer and to authorize reading apps (eg. Freading, Overdrive) on your eReader. NOTE: You may already have an Adobe Digital Editions account if you have used our other SPL eBook service, Overdrive.
3.Depending on the device you will be using, follow these instructions:

For more Frequently Asked Questions visit the Freading website.