eReaders

Here you will find information on popular eReaders that you may use to read free books from the Sumter County Library.

You can download eBooks for free from Overdrive. All you need is a valid Sumter County Library Card and a PIN number, which you may recieve from the Circulation Desk at any library location. At the Overdrive web page, click the MyHelp logo located on the left. It will guide you as you learn how to add eBooks to your eReader.

Amazon Kindle
(website)
Kindle
- Read in bright sunlight
- Less than 6 ounces
- Holds up to 1,400 books
- Battery life last up to one month with wireless off
- Built-In Wi-Fi

Kindle Touch
- Simple to use touchscreen
- Light and compact
- Holds up to 3,000 books
- Two month battery life with wireless off
- Built-In Wi-Fi

Kindle Fire
- Holds more than books - plays movies and music
- Web browsing
- Store your files in the Amazon Cloud
- Holds 6000 books, or 800 songs, or 10 movies
- Built-In Wi-Fi

Kindle Keyboard
- Available in Wi-Fi or 3G
- Two month battery life with Wi-Fi off
- Built-In Keyboard
- Read in bright sunlight
- Holds up to 3,500 books

Barnes and Noble Nook
(website)
Nook Simple Touch
- Read for over two months with wireless off
- 6-inch touchscreen
- Holds up to 1000 books
- Built-In Wi-Fi
- Ultra-Light and portable

Nook Color
- 7-inch color touchscreen
- Built-In Wi-Fi
- Preloaded with apps such as Pandora Radio
- Read for up to 8 hours without recharging with wireless off
- Holds up to 5,000 books

Nook Tablet
- 7-inch color touchscreen
- Built-In Wi-Fi
- Read for 11.5 hours on single charge
- Also plays music and movies
- Holds up to 10,000 books

Sony Reader
(website)
Sony Reader Wi-Fi
- Weighs less than 6 ounces
- Clear touchscreen
- Battery life lasts up to one month with wireless off
- Holds up to 1,200 books
- Note taking ability
Kobo Reader
(website)
Kobo Vox
- Light and compact
- 7-inch color touchscreen
- Fast web browsing
- Holds up to 10,000 books
- Built-In Wi-Fi

Kobo E-Reader Touch
- Expandable storage for up to 30,000 books
- Built-In Wi-Fi
- Battery life last up to one month with wireless off
- 6-inch clear touchscreen
- Travel friendly design

Kobo Wireless E-Reader
- Preloaded with 100 classic books
- Read in bright sunlight
- Built-In Wi-Fi
- Holds over 1,000 books
- Reads both EPUB and PDF books

The Sumter County Library does not endorse the purchase and use of a particular ereader, cell phone, laptop or personal computer or tablet. Reviews and comparisons are to be read and used at the reader's discretion.