Freading

What is Freading?

Freading is a way for you to borrow books to your mobile device or computer. It brings the library to you anytime, anywhere.

What does Freading have?

Freading currently has over 20,000 titles from every genre in its collection and more eBooks are being added each week. The best part? Books are always available - no waiting, no holds lists, and no late fees!

Click here for all the details for using Freading

How does Freading work?

As the name suggests, Freading is free reading for all library borrowers in Wayne County. At the beginning of each week (Monday morning) you receive five (5) electronic tokens in your Freading account which you can exchange for eBooks. The “cost” of each eBook 1, 2 or 4 tokens is determined by the publisher. But there is no cost to you to get tokens each week. Unused tokens roll over each week until the end of the month.

How long can I read each eBook?

Each eBook is yours for a 2-week loan period. You can renew each eBook for an additional 2-week period and most renewals are free.

What devices work with Freading?

While not a complete list, the following are popular devices compatible with Freading:

  • Any computer or laptop running on Windows, Mac or Linux
  • Apple iPad and iPhone
  • Android tablets and smartphones
    • Samsung Galaxy
    • Sony
    • Toshiba
    • Acer
    • Asus
    • Xoom
  • Non-Android Market tablets and smartphones (using Freading Android app from slideme.org
    • Kindle Fire
    • Kobo Vox
  • eReaders (download to a computer then transfer from computer to device)
    • Nook
    • Nook Color
    • Nook Tablet
    • Kobo
    • Sony Reader

Unfortunately, at this time Blackberries, plain Kindles, and Nook HD devices are not supported.

How do I get started?

  1. To use Freading you need a valid email address, a valid Wayne Library Alliance library card and a PIN set up in your library borrower account. If you do not have a library card, click hereto open and print an application. Mail the completed and signed application to 1406 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. We will send your card back to you within two weeks.
  2. The first time you log in, you will need to create a free Adobe ID account if you don’t have an Adobe account already. Use the Adobe ID to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer and to authorize reading apps on your eReader. You’ll find an icon to install Adobe when you click on Wayne Libraries Freading. If you would like step by step instructions to read and/or print for the Adobe Digital Editions, click here.
  3. Depending on the device you will be using, follow these instructions:

* Please note that the app is designed to read and store the ebooks. You cannot download directly inside the app, but you can use your mobile browser to access the Wayne Libraries Freading website and download eBooks from there into the app. 
For more Frequently Asked Questions click on http://waynelibraries.freading.com/questions/index

If you would like instructions on how to search for books on Freading, click here.

View helpful video tutorials

Questions?

If you run into trouble or have a question, send an email to wcpublib@waynelibraries.org