E-Books & E-Readers
Discover how you can use your library card to check out e-books.
E-Books are available for all cardholders of Newman Regional Library District through two systems: MyMediaMall or 3M.
MyMediaMall powered by OverDrive
For help getting started go here. There are instructions that are device specific and videos to help you find your way.
Tips for Searching for MyMediaMall E-books
You can search for them from the OverDrive App on your device, the MyMediaMall.net site, or through the SHARE catalog. No matter which interface you use, always be sure to sign in first so you see which titles are available to you instantly.
When you use the OverDrive App or the MyMediaMall site to search, we recommend that you use the Advanced search link in the upper right corner of the page. Here you can choose the format you want (13,000 E-PUB books; 11,400 Kindle E-books), a subject area or author or title. You can also increase the number of results listed on a page to 25 and put a check in the small box at the bottom to only see items that are available for checkout right then (you can put a hold on titles if not currently available). There are other ways to search on the site, but this seems to be the most expedient in finding items you could check out immediately. You can filter your results in the left column by format, subject, age group, device, rating, interest level.
The SHARE catalog search functions a little differently. Limit your search to "ebooks" but you won't know if a title is available until you click on the link titled "website," which will take you to the MyMediaMall page. You can again filter your results in the left column.
E-books through 3M
Checking out NRLD's E-Reader
All NRLD cardholders may borrow our E-Reader, which was donated by Best Buy and G.O.A.L. for the use of our patons. You will check it out like you do a book or movie with your library card. You will have to read and sign the E-Reader Policy & Loan Agreement before you take it home.
We will download the book(s) you choose from MyMediaMall onto the Reader here at the library so you can have a stressfree experience with the Reader. You will have the Reader checked out to you for 14 days. There are currently no renewals allowed.
You can reserve the E--Reader by visiting this page in the LINC catalog and "Requesting any copy."