Charleston County residents can now download free eBooks to their computers, iPads, Kindles, iPhones, Android devices, and other portable devices from Charleston County Public Library's website.
The library is offering more than 1,200 books for download through the library's OverDrive eBook catalog, including best sellers, new releases, children's books and the classics. The library will be regularly adding new releases and popular titles, with about 1,000 additional books added in the coming year.
(A quick check of the library's offerings showed that many current, popular books were in the mix.)
Residents can download two eBooks at a time and place hold requests on two books. Books are "checked out" for a maximum of 14 days, after which the electronic files automatically expire. If no one else has a hold request for the book, residents can check the book out for an additional 14 days. To download a book, patrons need to have a current CCPL Library Card in good standing.
You can check out the catalog online here (you will need a library card to download a book.)