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"If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people-a black people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization."

—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68) African-American reverend, civil rights leader


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Hoopla Digital

Hoopla Digital (Audiobooks, Music, Video)


Your Vail Public Library card is the key to accessing over 9,000 Audiobooks, 800 Music Albums, and 4000 movies and television series from Hoopla Digital. Hoopla Digital offerings can stream to a PC or be downloaded to a mobile device.  Signing up is easy, to begin, click the link above and choose to 'sign up' (in the upper left side of the page). Read the general information, and find Vail Public Library listed on the next page.  Enter your library card number (we don't use a PIN at Vail PL) . Once your library card is validated, Hoopla Digital asks you to create an account using an email + password. Once your account is set up, you can start browsing and borrowing up to 10 items a month.


Need help setting up your Hoopla account? Watch a YouTube video to learn how to create an account! Click here to watch the video. Remember, we don't use PINs at Vail Public Library; just use your library card number to create your Hoopla account.


Overdrive OverDrive AudioBooks, eBooks, Video and Music

Download audio books, ebooks, videos and music from Overdrive using your Town of Vail PL library card. Access to the Overdrive platform is shared between 20 Western Slope libraries and our patrons can browse for titles, check out titles, place holds and renew titles all within Overdrive.  Vail PL patrons can check out an 5 titles through OverDrive using their library card account number.  

Getting Started and Support from Overdrive - This link takes you to the Overdrive help pages.  This is where you can find Overdrive platform help, including help for eaudiobooks and ebooks.



eDiscover the Classics LogoeDiscover the Classics with Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg  is the first and largest single collection of free eBooks with over 36,000 available titles. In 2011 a group of Colorado libraries collected over 400 of Project Gutenberg's most popular eBook and eAudiobook titles and made them available for free through library catalogs.You can read or listen to any of these "E-discover the Classics" books online or download them onto your favorite devices. Access hundreds of these titles from the library catalog or search Project Gutenberg for additional titles.


HathiTrust  HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a collection of digitized titles made available by a partnership between major research institutions and libraries. Over one million titles are contained in this collection of ebook titles.   

ZinioZinio eMagazines

Zinio is a collection of magazines available online to Vail Public Library Patrons.  Follow the link above to authenicate your Vail Public Library card, and then set up a free account at Zinio to view any of the magazines in our Marmot shared collection.  If you have a Zinio account from another ibrary, you can use that account to view Marmot shared titles after your card has been authenticated.  Note: if you are new Zinio eMagazines, please read the Zinio Account Creation Instruction document linked below before proceeding; this will ensure you are reading FREE eMagazines from the library.


Zinio Account Creation Instructions - Please use the attached instructions to set up your Library Zinio account, check out your first eMagazine, AND create your Marketplace Zinio account.  The attached instructions also provide workflow information that will make sure you are reading Free eMagazines from the library.


Download the Zinio for your Kindle Fire if you use Kindle Fire after reading the Zinio Account Creation Instructions above:

Note: The following instructions are ONLY for users of the Amazon Kindle Fire. This installer is not supported for other mobile devices. You must follow these instructions *on your Kindle Fire*

1. From the main screen, put your finger on the top right corner of the screen and 'swipe' your finger down to bring up the Settings menu. Press: More > Device > Allow installation of Applications (from unknown devices)> select "ON".

2. Download the APK (installer) by clicking on the following link:

3. To open and install the download, open the browser's menu and click on "Downloads".  You should see the Zinio file on this list.  Once the download is complete, tap the file and select "install" and then press "Open" when the installation is complete. 

4. You're all set! You can find the Zinio installation listed on the apps page of your device under either "Cloud" or "Device" (depending on your installation settings)

5. Just click on the magazine icon in the upper right hand corner of the App and you will be given the option to sign in using your existing email and password. After confirming your account, you will be able to download and read all your favorite magazines on your Kindle Fire HD.

If you have any questions, please visit or give Zinio a call: 888-946-4666 M-F 7am to 6pm (Pacific)



eReader Overview (PDF)--Information about eReaders including types of devices, features, and formats. Listed below are PDF tutorials detailing how to download eBooks the library offers by device.

Instructions for downloading eBooks to specific eReaders - use this link to reach PDF tutorials detailing how to download eBooks the library offers to your specific device.  This information includes PDFs on Adobe Digital Editions.

Need help? Book a Librarian!-- use this link to make an appointment with one of our librarians for one-on-one assistance with your eBook & eReader questions.



 All information in the eReader Overview and Instructions for downloading eBooks to specific eReader section is courtesy of The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)








Wiki MobileRead

A wiki devoted to information about eBooks and the technology and software related to eBooks. Use this site to find information about eReaders and eBooks.