Download audio books, ebooks, videos and music from Overdrive using your 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.
Overdrive offers 2 Apps for mobile devices: the Overdrive App and Libby. Libby is the newer of the two Apps. Overdrive encourages library patrons to start using Libby especially if you have Overdrive accounts from multiple libraries because Libby makes that user experience easier to navigate.
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.
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. Hoopla is also available on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV.
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 Vail Public 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.
eBooks and Audiobooks check out for 3 weeks; music for 1 week; movies for 72 hours.
NOTE: Eagle County School students will need a Vail Public Library (VPL) account to access Hoopla. If you do not already have a VPL account, please visit the library with a parent or guardian to get your account set up.
Your Vail Public Library card is the key to accessing over 15,000 videos from Kanopy. Kanopy offerings can stream to a PC or mobile device (using the Kanopy app). Kanopy is also available on Roku, Apple TV, Chromcast.
All you need to set up your account is an email account or facebook or google account + your library card that starts with “416000.” Patrons with a Kanopy account through Vail Public Library are able to borrow up to 10 titles a month. Kanopy videos check out for 72 hours and there are NO late fees or fines associated with Kanopy. Search for a title from our catalog or go directly to vaillibrary.kanopystreaming.com to check out your videos.
For device/tv specific set up instructions, please visit the Kanopy help pages at: https://help.kanopystreaming.com/
NOTE: Eagle County School students will need a Vail Public Library (VPL) account to access Kanopy. If you do not already have a VPL account, please visit the library with a parent or guardian to get your account set up.
RBdigital provides a collection of magazines which are available online to Vail Public Library Patrons. Follow the link above to authenticate your Vail Public Library card, and set up a free account at RBdigital to view any of the magazines in our Marmot shared collection. Vail PL patrons have access to over 150 popular and specialty magazines. Your Vail PL library card will give you unlimited access to this entire collection. As an added bonus, RBdigital magazines do not have to be returned and do not expire. Download the RBdigital app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Amazon Appstore.
eDiscover 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 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.
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)
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.