Libraries are about much more than books these days. The Ferguson Library has holdings of popular and educational materials in digital formats, including ebooks and eaudio. We are always adding to this ever changing collection to stay up to date with the latest digital formats. Our electronic materials are available to Ferguson Library card holders.
The Ferguson Library provides access to digital media through Overdrive and now 3M Cloud library. Overdrive offers ebooks, e-audio and e-video. Also, available on Overdrive is our New York Times Bestseller eBook Collection. The library has 7-day copies of some of the hottest bestsellers available on a first-come, first-served basis as ebooks. 3M Cloud library offers only ebooks at this time.
Overdrive has a new feature. Overdrive will automatically checkout a reserved ebook title when the reserve is activated. After you click the "place a hold” button for a title, you will see "Automatically borrow this title when it becomes available" below the button, with a little click box. If you don’t want this option, you will need to unclick the box. Please be aware that if you select this option, the loan period of 21-days (or 7-days in the case of a New York Times Bestseller title) will begin immediately as soon as the hold is activated.
Pre-loaded Kindles and Nooks
We also have New York Times bestsellers loaded onto Kindles and Nooks that are available for borrowing. We also have extremely popular books loaded onto Kindles and Nooks that are available for borrowing. Please ask at the first floor Information Desk for details on borrowing a pre-loaded ereader. Pre-loaded ereaders are available for a three week loan. Our newest addition to the these readers is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Also available is Capital in the Twenty-First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
E-Books - 3M
E-Books - OverDrive
Digital Magazines - Zinio Magazine Collection
New! Hoopla Digital
IndieFlix - Independent Films
E-Audiobooks - OverDrive
E-Audiobooks from Recorded Books One-Click Digital
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
Over 400 classic public domain titles that can be subscribed to and read in their entirety for free.
Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader.
Thousands of documents specially formatted to be easily added to your PalmOS device, Pocket PC, or other handheld device.
Metronet E-Book Project
An introduction to finding books on the Internet; provides informed descriptions of selected E-book Mega-sites.
Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts).
Online Books Page
Founded and edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.