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    Freading is another way for you to enjoy eBooks from DCLS anytime, anywhere. There's no download manager and you have simultaneous access to all titles - It's never been so easy and it's available now!

    What does Freading have?

    Freading currently has over 40,000 titles from every genre in its collection and more eBooks are being added each week. The best part? Books are always available - no waiting, no holds lists and no late fees!

    How does Freading work?

    As the name suggests, Freading is free to DCLS cardholders. At the beginning of each week (Monday morning) you will receive four (4) tokens - virtual currency - which you can exchange for eBooks at a cost of 1, 2 or 4 tokens per eBook. The cost of each eBook is determined by the publisher. Unused tokens roll over each week until the end of the month.

    How long can I Fread each eBook?

    Each eBook is yours for a 2-week loan period. You can renew each eBook for an additional 2-week period and most renewals are free.

    What devices work with Freading?

    Freading DivicesWhile not a complete list, the following are popular devices compatible with Freading:

    • Any computer or laptop running on Windows, Mac or Linux (direct download from DCLS’sFreading site)
    • Apple iPad and iPhone (using Freading app for iPad/iPhone)
    • Android tablets and smartphones (using Freading app for Android - device must be compatible with Android Market.)
      • Samsung Galaxy
      • Sony  
      • Toshiba
      • Acer
      • Asus
      • Xoom
    • Non-Android Market tablets and smartphones (using Freading Android app from GetJar)
      • Kobo Vox
      • Kindle Fire
    • eReaders (transfer from computer)
      • Nook
      • Kobo
      • Sony Reader

    This is exciting, how do I get started?

    * Please note that the app is designed to read and store the eBooks. You cannot download directly inside the app, but you can download eBooks into the app by using your mobile browser to access the DCLS Freading website
     
    For more Frequently Asked Questions visit the Freading website.

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