Downloads

Freegal

Freegal allows all Paris-Bourbon County cardholders in good standing to download mp3 files at no cost and with no expiration date.

How the program works:

1)      Click the Freegal link above

2)      Login with your library card (barcode—all numbers, no spaces or dashes) and your PIN (if you don’t know your PIN, please contact the Library for assistance)

3)      Accept the END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

4)      Begin downloading

Yes, it really is that easy. You have access to a huge library (hundreds of thousands of tracks) of songs and may download up to three (3) tracks per week and keep them forever.

Freading

Freading provides Paris-Bourbon County Library cardholders in good standing with access to a large collection of e-books that can be downloaded to a wide variety of dedicated e-readers, tablets, phones, and computers. If you’ve been having trouble finding books in Overdrive (our other e-book resource) or are tired or waiting in line, give Freading a try. The books here require no waiting. Keep in mind, however, that you are limited in the number of items you may check out per week (you have five tokens and books cost a varying number of tokens).

How the program works:

1)      Click the Freading link above

2)      Login with your library card (barcode—all numbers, no spaces or dashes) and your PIN (if you don’t know your PIN, please contact the Library for assistance)

3)      Accept the END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

4)      Search, download, and read

It truly is simple. Keep in mind, however, that you may need to install Adobe Digital Editions in order for the books to work with your device. If you have any questions, contact the Library for assistance.

Overdrive

The Paris-Bourbon County Library participates in the Kentucky Libraries Unbound consortium. This provides our access to Overdrive, a vast collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-videos. All patrons of Library-members have access to the main Overdrive collection, which is growing daily. The Paris-Bourbon County Library is also working to develop its own collection within Overdrive. Our mission with this is to purchase copies of popular and interesting titles and make them available solely to our own library patrons. We hope that this will decrease wait times for items.

How the program works:

1)      Click the Overdrive link above

2)      Login with your library card (barcode—all numbers, no spaces or dashes) and your PIN (if you don’t know your PIN, please contact the Library for assistance)

3)      Search, download, and read

Keep in mind, however, that you may need to install Adobe Digital Editions and/or the Overdrive Media Console in order for the books to work with your device. If you have any questions, contact the Library for assistance.

Project Gutenburg

Project Gutenburg gives you access to over 40,000 free e-books (these books include many of the classics of literature). These books are free (in the U.S.—in other countries, difference copyright laws may apply) because their copyright has expired. Project Gutenburg provides e-books in many formats and therefore their books should be compatible with a large number of devices. Additionally, some e-audiobooks are available.

Because these e-books are copyright-free, you don’t have to worry about them expiring and don’t have to worry about downloading/installing special digital rights management software such as Adobe Digital Editions. If you have any questions, contact the Library for assistance.

Librivox

Librivox is the e-audiobook cousin to Project Gutenburg. The mission of Libribox is to “make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.” This means, of course, that many of the classics of literature (and science) are available for download to your device free of charge.

Because these e-audiobooks are copyright-free, you don’t have to worry about them expiring and don’t have to worry about downloading/installing special digital rights management software. If you have any questions, contact the Library for assistance.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is many, many things. Among other things, it provides access to a large (and growing) collection of e-videos that are in the public domain (copyright free). You are able to download these titles to your device and watch them at no charge.

Additionally, if you are curious about what your favorite website looked like five or ten years ago (assuming it was in existence), visit the waybackmachine. You might be surprised to see how far things have come!

Finally, the Internet Archive also provides access to a diverse collection of live music recordings, e-audiobooks, and e-texts.

Because these e-videos are copyright free, you don’t have to worry about them expiring and don’t have to worry about downloading/installing special digital rights management software. If you have any questions, contact the Library for assistance.

 

PARIS-BOURBON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
701 High Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361
Phone: 859-987-4419
Fax: 859-987-2421