Please note that a library card is needed to borrow E-Books and Audio Books
PULSE (Public Library Sharing E-media) contains electronically formatted books and audio books perfect for reading on a handheld device or personal computer. E-media may be downloaded on as many devices simultaneously as you like and are automatically returned on its due date, so no more late fees!
AudioBookCloud (for middle/high school aged readers) allows you to listen to your favourite audio-books with just a click of a button. Listen online to audio-books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio-books! There are 1,000 books in the collection and we’re always adding more! These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download. Browse. Click. Listen. It’s that easy!
Some Help to get you started with EBSCO:
- EBSCOHost website tutorials: http://support.ebsco.com/ebooks/
EBSCO Host E-book collection contains electronically formatted books perfect for reading on a handheld device or personal computer. E-books may be downloaded on as many devices simultaneously as you like and are automatically returned on its due date, so no more late fees!
EBSCOHost Audio Books
EBSCO Host audio book collection contains both abridged and unabridged books narrated in audio format. These audio books are great for people who have difficulty reading or just want to listen to a story on the go.
Some Help to get you started with Electronic Media
New to electronic media? This section of the Tutorial page outlines the one-time steps needed to get you started regardless of which computer or handheld device you use.
Step 1: Get a Library Card
Bring photo identification and a piece of recent mail to confirm your address to the library main desk and fill out an application for a library card.
Step 2: Get an Adobe I.D.
1. Follow this link
2. Below the “Sign In” button, click on the link labelled “Don’t have an Adobe ID?”
3. Fill in your email, first and last name, and your desired password (Be sure to write down the password you used and store it in a safe place)
5. Click on the yellow button labelled “Create”
6. Next, click on the “Skip this >” located at the bottom of the form, just below the “continue” button
7. You are done this Step!
Step 3: Install the Software
For PULSE Ebooks and Audio Books:
“Overdrive Media Console” is required on your device in order to read any electronic media borrowed from Midland Public Library. This can be installed directly to a Wi-Fi enabled device through your devices app store.
For Dedicated E-Readers (KOBO, Sony):
Dedicated E-Readers such as the KOBO require downloading the e-book to a computer first, and then transferring it to the device via Adobe Digital Editions Found Here
Step 4: Almost Done!
The next set of steps are device and service specific, in order to better assist you with clear instructions, please select the tutorial below that is relevant to the service and device you wish to use.
Tutorials are being created and will be coming soon!
In the meantime, please feel free to either call the library or drop in for a visit to ask for assistance from one of our friendly staff!