Freading: "No Wait" E-Books!


No more waiting! Start Freading Now!

Freading is a new e-book service for Live Oak Public Libraries users. Over 20,000 titles are available from a variety of small and independent publishers. New books are added weekly.

All books allow for multi-user access, so there is never any waiting for a title.

E-books are checked out for 14 days and can be renewed.

Users receive five (5) tokens each week that can be used to check out e-books. Unused tokens carry over to the next week. Most e-books cost 1-4 tokens.


What devices work with Freading?

Sorry, no Kindle Readers :-(

PC or Mac running Adobe Digital Editions software (download from our Freading 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).

E-readers: Nook; Kobo; Sony Reader. (You'll need a computer to transfer e-books).

Kindle Fire,Kobo Vox, and other non-Android Market tablets and smartphones (using Freading Android app from GetJar).


To use Freading...


If you have an iPhone or iPad:

You will need...
Your Live Oak Public Libraries card number.
Freading app for iPad/iPhone
An Adobe ID (to activate your app).

1) Install and activate the Freading app.

2) Using Safari or another browser on your device, go to and log in with your library card number. (Make sure your browser accepts cookies.)

3) You may be prompted for a zip code to pick a library. Use 31401.

4) In the browser, find the book you wish to download and click on the Download epub link (under the book cover). (Click off the PDF box to limit to epub titles.)

5) A new window will appear for you to choose an app. Tap the [Open in…] button and select the Freading app from the list of available options.

6) In the Freading app, the book cover will appear. If it says Download Failed, you need to activate the device by selecting the [i] (to the right of the book cover) and entering your Adobe ID when prompted.

In summary...with Freading, you browse and download from the browser, then open in the app.



If you have an Android mobile device:

You will need...
Your Live Oak Public Libraries card number.
Freading app for Android
An Adobe ID (to activate your app).

1) Install and activate the app.

2) Search, check out and download EPUB e-books directly to your device.


If you have a Nook:

You will need...
Your Live Oak Public Libraries card number.
A computer with internet access and Adobe Digital Editions installed.
An Adobe ID.

1) Install the Adobe Digital Editions and register the computer with your Adobe ID (one time only).

2) Launch Adobe Digital Editions.

3) Log in at and search for EPUB books. Download desired title. Choose "open" rather than "save".

4) Go to Adobe Digital Editions and wait for the download to finish.

5) Plug your Nook in and you should see it appear in Adobe Digital Editions. (You will have to register your device the first time.) You can then drag titles to your device.

For more Frequently Asked Questions visit the Freading website.


Islands Library will be closed Monday, September 22, and will reopen Tuesday, October 14, at their new location at 50 Johnny Mercer Blvd. (Whitemarsh Island Rd. & Johnny Mercer Blvd.)

Help us move the Islands Library's books!

Check out as many books as you can from the old branch between now and its closing and return those items to the new branch after it opens. All items checked out at the Islands branch between now and its closing get a special six-week loan period.