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Digital Books

No more library fines ever!

Download eBooks, audio books, music and video directly to your pc, laptop, smartphone, tablet or other mobile device from the comfort of your own home or wherever you might be.  You can check out and download digital materials by clicking here.  

To access these digital materials you need…
  • A valid library card
  • Internet access
  • A compatible computer or mobile device
  • Free software from Overdrive

Frequently Asked Questions

How many items can I have out at a time? 5 items.

Can I return items early (before due date)?
E-books can be returned early. In Adobe Digital Editions, click on the book cover and choose ‘Return Item’. E-audio and videos cannot be returned early.

How long do I have the items? 14 days.

Can they be renewed?
No. But, if there is no hold on the item, you can check it out again.

How many holds can I have? 3 holds.

I live outside of the City of El Paso, can I get a library card and pin number to check out e-materials on Overdrive?
Yes but there is a fee. You must be part of the library’s service area.  Call your nearest branch for more information.  

Do I have to download Adobe Digital Editions and/or the Overdrive Media Console to get e-materials?
Yes. You must download the required software to properly load e-materials to your device.

Can I download items onto a library computer?
No. You must use your own computer or device.

Can I request items to be purchased?
You can, but there is no guarantee that the title is available through Overdrive.

I saw this title available on Amazon as an e-book, why can’t you get it?
Publishers limit the number of titles that are available to Overdrive and to libraries. We are limited by what they are willing to license.