Did you know that if you have a library card at the Cupertino Library you can borrow ebooks? To do this, you use a free application called Overdrive Media Console. The Santa Clara Library website has an online Overdrive Quick Start guide that explains how. The library staff can also tell you how to get started if you’d rather talk to someone than go straight to the website.
After you download and install Overdrive, go to the Overdrive Digital Media Catalog where you can browse or search for titles in the collection. You can check out titles, request them, and even put items on your wish list if you come across something that you want to read that isn’t currently available.
If you’d like to try ebooks but don’t have an ereader, that’s okay. You can get free applications that let you read ebooks using a computer or mobile device. Some of the more common ebook formats and corresponding free reader applications are PDF (Acrobat Reader application), Kindle (Kindle Cloudreader application), and epub (Firefox EPUBreader Add-on). There are other ebook reader applications too, so take a look at what is available and choose your favorite.
Many libraries make ebooks available through Overdrive. So if you don't live in Cupertino, ask about ebooks at your local library.