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E-Reading: Get Started!

E-ReaderDid you unwrap a Kindle, Nook, or other tablet or e-reader this holiday season? Are you ready to start reading, but not sure where to start? We've compiled some helpful tips and links on how to set up your device as well as how to start downloading library e-books.

Setting Up Your Device

First, charge your device for at least 4 hours. All e-readers can be charged by using a USB cable to connect the device to a computer. If you have a power adapter that will allow you to charge the device from a wall outlet, use it. Your device will charge more quickly from a wall outlet than from your computer.

Once your device is charged, you will need to follow the manufacturer's steps for registering your device before you can use it. Usually directions for this process are included with the device. If not, click the name of your device below to go to the manufacturer's startup instructions.

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Checking Out Library e-Books

Once your device is registered, you're ready to buy books from online retailers. However, your library offers thousands of e-books for check out at!

If you have a Kindle, follow these instructions for downloading library books to Kindle.

If you have any other type of device, follow this handy Quick Start Guide. Be sure you download your free copy of Adobe Digital Editions before you start browsing.

When you're browsing for a title, you may want to narrow your search by subject, format, or availability. You can follow the steps in our Advanced Search tutorial below to learn how to quickly limit your results to items that fit your interests.


If you have trouble checking out e-books with your device, the Virtual Library staff is here to help. The Virtual Library is staffed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and may be reached by phone at 405.701.2699 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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