Saturday, November 22

Upland City Library

Digital Books

About digital books

Digital books are the digital versions of print books, including downloadable audiobooks for listening and eBooks for on-screen reading. Upland Public Library offers three online collections of digital books: bestselling fiction and nonfiction, current topics, and favorite classics from OverDrive; and picture books, chapter books, and puzzles for kids and developing readers from Tumblebooks and BookFLIX. Once you download an eBook or digital audiobook to your computer or laptop, you can view or listen to it, or transfer it to a supported portable device. Many Overdrive titles, depending on publisher permissions, may be copied to CDs. In addition, Overdrive offers mobile apps to download directly to your cell phone. The Library also has pocket-sized, pre-loaded digital book players called Playaways. You can listen to Playaways with your personal headphones or use an FM transmitter to listen through your car stereo.


Please note that starting March 15, 2010, only AV Club members (at an annual $25.00 membership fee) may use this collection. To access OverDrive eBooks and digital audiobooks from the Southern California Digital Library, you will need:

  • A valid library card - If your card number begins with P, please update your account at the Circulation Desk. The default PIN is the cardholder's last 4 digits of the phone number.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Free software for the device on which you wish to use your digital book (Adobe Digital Editions or Mobipocket Reader for eBooks, OverDrive Media Console™ for audio books).
If your AV Club membership is expiring in two weeks or less, you will not be able to log onto your Southern California Digital Library (OverDrive) account. Please stop at the Library's Checkout Desk to renew your membership.

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TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books and talking chapter books, which teach kids and other developing readers the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book, which you can read or have read to you. Words are highlighted as they are spoken, which helps to reinforce sight reading and pronunciation.

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Now you can borrow audiobooks with no cassettes, no CDs, no computers, and no downloads. Just plug in your own earphones, and listen to a great story. The Playaway® is half the size of a deck of cards. Each player can hold content that ranges from 6 to 24 hours of play time. Using clearly marked buttons, Playaway® gives listeners the option of controlling the speed of a narrator’s voice, all while easily moving both forward and back through the audio selections. Its small size and the accompanying lanyard make portability easy. They are ideal for runners, walkers, commuters, and anyone who doesn’t have access to a tape or cd player or an Internet-accessible computer. The rental fee is $2.00 per 3-week loan period. Earphones and AAA batteries are available at the Circulation Desk for purchase.

To get a list of Playaway titles in the CITRUS catalog, start by clicking on the red Search Catalog button at the top of any Library webpage. Search for DBP as a word or phrase search and click on the blue Search button, or you can follow these steps to do a Call Number search:
  • Click on Power Search (below the search box).
  • Click on CALL_NUMBER in the Catalog Searches box.
  • Type DBP and then click on the blue Search button.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more information about the Playaway.

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