E-books

Important!

Beginning June 1, 2015 our 3M Cloud Library e-book service will no longer be available. We will be moving our entire e-book collection to OverDrive. Please email us at libwebmaster@dmpl.org with questions.

[read more about our e-book consolidation]


Watch here for information about our new OverDrive library for e-books and e-audiobooks!


WILBOR - Blue Ribbon Downloads for Iowans

Go to WILBOR »

WILBOR Purchase Request Form >

Getting Started

With an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) »

With an Android device »

With a Kindle »

With a Kindle Fire »

With Nook Tablets »

With Nook, Kobo, Sony e-ink readers [NOT KINDLE] »

With Windows Phone »

With Windows »

With Windows 8 and RT »

With Mac »

Borrowing Policies:

  • Up to three items (combination of e-books and e-audiobooks) can be checked out at a time.
  • Items check out for two weeks (you can change the default checkout period to one week under Account Settings).
  • E-books and MP3 audiobooks can be returned early. WMA audiobooks cannot be returned early.
  • Items cannot be renewed.
  • Reserves can be placed on up to three items.
  • You have three days to pickup an on hold item once it becomes available.

Required Software

For Smartphones and Tablets (including the iPod Touch):

The OverDrive Media Console can be found in your device's app store.

For PC and Mac Computers:

OverDrive Media Console - is required for downloading and transfering audio books.

Adobe Digital Editions - is required for downloading and transfering e-books to e-ink ereaders like the Nook Glow or Sony ereader.

More help for WILBOR users here »

*You must be a resident of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, or Rural Polk County to use WILBOR with your DMPL Library card. Check here to see if your library participates in WILBOR.

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We're moving to a New Overdrive Service for E-Books and E-Audio!

Effective June 1, DMPL will begin a new e-book and e-audio service powered by Overdrive. The library has long been part of the WILBOR consortium service, also powered by Overdrive, but that partnership is coming to an end. The library has had four different services powering e-books, e-audio and magazines, and it has become prohibitively expensive to pay platform fees for all services. Learning just one platform will also make things much easier for customers. Starting with a Consortium was fine years back when e-books and e-audio were brand new on the market, but now the cities of Des Moines and Windsor Heights have different needs and reading preferences than do the rest of the state. As we begin the new service powered by Overdrive, the first of the old platforms to drop off will be the 3M Cloud Library. All of the books in the 3M Cloud Library will be moved over to the new service powered by Overdrive, and we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible. Please call the Virtual Library at 283-4152 with any questions you may have, or attend one of our Free Advice for Your Device classes (pre-register using our online calendar here).

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