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Clare County Library’s eBook Service

Clare County Library has partnered with OpenBooks Ireland and Wheelers eBooks of New Zealand to offer our library members a service enabling the free download and usage of a wide range of eBooks from one of the world's primary eBook suppliers.

Members of Clare County Library can borrow two ebooks from Wheelers eBooks at a time and hold them for three weeks.

To borrow an eBook you will need to Sign In first, using your Borrower Barcode Number and your surname. For your Borrower Number type 09P (capital P) & the characters after CEP on your library card e.g. 09P1234567X.

You will then be able to check out and download eBooks which can be viewed on your computer or downloaded to a compatible portable device.

Each eBook that you borrow will have a loan period of three weeks. Once this period has expired the eBook will automatically disable. You can also choose to return it early.

Both fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children are available. Classic titles such as The Mill on the Floss and War and Peace as well as more contemporary books by James Patterson and Jodie Picoult can be borrowed. There are history, self-help, biography, cookery books and travel guides for adults. Exciting series for young readers by authors such as Holly Webb are available in addition to The Scream Street series for older readers in search of a fright. Children can explore Ancient Rome, Greece or Egypt with books detailing 25 great projects, activities and experiments for each location.

What you need to start borrowing eBooks:

  • A valid library card
  • Internet access (Note: Once the eBook is downloaded you can read it offline).
  • A compatible device to read an eBook on (with an application that allows you to read DRM protected eBooks)
  • An Adobe ID. (This allows you to transfer DRM protected eBooks onto up to 6 different devices authorised with the same Adobe ID).

ePlatform App (New)
It's quick, simple and free to set up. Within minutes you'll be able to read your library eBooks anywhere, any time, on most devices.

Even if you're offline, the ePlatform app is the quickest and easiest way to borrow and read eBooks on your iPad, Galaxy, Kindle Fire or other tablet/mobile device - without downloading any additional software.
More information on the ePlatform app...

If you don't want to use the ePlatform app here are some compatible devices and the application (free software) you need to download to get started:

More help:

Frequently Asked Questions

Step by Step Guides

eBooks main page

Other sources of free eBooks:

Project Gutenberg
Kobo Books

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