Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (OverDrive) : Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

Lower Macungie Library is proud to announce it will be offering you best-selling and classic eBooks and audiobooks available 24/7 through its digital library website, the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (OverDrive).

You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your LML library card.  So, for those of you who own some type of e-reader, tablet, smartphone or iPod touch, you will be able to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for FREE. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so no late fees! With best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more to choose from, the new collection will have something for everyone. If you already have a device you’d like to use or plan on getting one in the future, here is a list of compatible devices.

**You will have to use your home library to access the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library site. There is a drop-down that lets you pick a library, and you’ll have to choose your home library. Since this is a consortium, don’t worry, we all have access to the same collection. If you’re a Lower Macungie Library home patron (meaning you live in either Lower Macungie Township or Alburtis Borough), you’ll enter your full barcode number and then your 4 digit PIN (last four digits of your library barcode) on the CLDL site.

We hope you’re as excited as we are for this new collection!


Need some help getting started? Here are step-by-step instructions for your specific device:

iOS iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
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Kindle & Kindle Fire
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Sony Reader Wi-Fi
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You can also watch a video to help you get started with your Device. Click here and select your device from the menu to watch videos on how to get started.


Read and listen to eBooks & audiobooks from your library on the go or at home with OverDrive Media Console. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone.



  eBooks on EBSCOhost

eBooks on EBSCOhost provides more functionality for you to take advantage of, including:

  • Integrated searching of eBooks and journal articles
  • Enhanced eBook viewer
  • Improved research tools (folder, citation exports, powerful EBSCOhost features)
  • Easily narrow result list by subjects, categories, authors, and more
  • Enhanced notes feature
  • eBook and Audiobook landing pages for enriched browsing

To access this collection, click the eBooks on EBSCOhost icon above and you'll be taken to the Power Library login where you will be prompted for your Lower Macungie Library card number. After login, you will have access to EBSCOhost's eBook collection.

*Please note: The eBooks on EBSCOhost database collection is NOT a downloadable collection -- items available in this database can only be viewed via your browser (titles cannot be downloaded to a reading device). To access downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, please use our Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library OverDrive collection.
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