Alliance Digital Media Library powered by Overdrive
Borrow eBooks & audio books!
The Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML) is a collection of downloadable eBooks and audio books for patrons to borrow. The system is powered by a company called Overdrive. Alpha Park patrons may sign in using their library card number and the same password they use for the card catalog. If you’ve never signed in before, the default password is “CHANGEME.” Once logged in, you can browse the titles of eBooks and audio books for downloading. You are allowed two downloads at a time and can choose to keep them for 7 or 14 days. You will not be allowed to check out new material until the 7 or 14 day period has expired. If a title is unavailable, you may put it on “hold” and you’ll be notified by email and have two days to check out your download.
The first time you use this program you will need to download the operating software. Once you’ve downloaded this software to your computer, you will not have to do it again for that computer. There is a helpful Quick Start Guide and an FAQ’s section that should answer many of your start up and borrowing questions. If you need further help, please contact the reference desk at 309-697-3822 x13.
Don’t see the books you want? Use the suggestion box on the Alliance Digital Media site to request new material. Happy Downloading!
Gutenberg (FREE eBook downloads – No need to check out!)
Unlike Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML), the Gutenberg Project eBooks are free and available to everyone. There is no need for a library card, nor does checking out Gutenberg titles affect lending options on ADML. These titles are always available, offering unlimited downloads that never expire.
Through Project Gutenberg you can download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. All titles are considered “Public Domain” and are not bound by copyright law. While you may not find the latest authors, Project Gutenberg provides many classic authors and titles.
Project Gutenberg is now featured on the ADML site.