An eBook is an electronic version of a book you can download through our website and read on devices such as a Kindle, Nook, iPad, Smartphone, or a computer. An eAudio is an audiobook you can download through our website to your Smartphone or computer, from which you can transfer the file to a portable device like an iPod or MP3 player.

You can find a quick reference guide here for downloading Overdrive eBooks to a Nook, Kindle, iPad, or iPhone and also a quick start guide to downloading digital magazines with Zinio.


Downloadable eBooks/eAudiobooks

Downloadable eBooks are provided through the Old Colony Library Network’s Overdrive Digital Library Collection. Browse, checkout, and download digital eAudiobooks anytime of day from anywhere in the world. Your Holbrook Public Library or other Old Colony Library Network member library card and PIN are needed to complete the checkout process. The default PIN is OCLN.

You may also need to download and install the appropriate free software to use the service:

  • To download Adobe eBooks on your computer, you need Adobe® Digital Editions.
  • To download Adobe eBooks on your Android or iOS4 device (iPhone®/iPodtouch®/iPad®) you need OverDrive Media Console v2.
  • To download Kindle books you need a Kindle device or Kindle app available from Amazon.

See Overdrive’s complete list of compatible eBook devices.

Looking for more EPUB titles? Consider one of more than 15,000 free public domain titles. These titles never expire and don’t count against your library checkout limit. Search the collection of public domain eBooks.



Digital Magazines

Zinio from the Old Colony Library Network brings free magazines to your computer or web enabled device.  Sign up for Zinio Magazines, you will need a current Holbrook Public Library card to sign up. For more information check out the Zinio Step-by-Step User Guide or click on the logo above to get started.