Borrowing Policies for Atwater Library eBooks

To borrow our eBooks you will need:

  1. your Atwater Library membership number which begins with M0 (the second digit is a zero)
  2. your eReader device (the Kindle is not compatible)
  3. the USB cable or cord that connects your eReader to a computer
  4. a computer with Adobe Digital Editions software installed and authorized (exceptions exist)

See here for information on becoming a member


Library members can borrow up to 5 eBooks at a time. The classical literature eBooks found in the Additional eBooks section do not count against your checkout limit. The default loan period is 14 days but you can change it to 7 or 21 days.


Titles cannot be renewed, but you can check them out again if they are available when the checkout period ends.


You can place up to 5 titles on hold at a time. A title you place on hold will be reserved for you to check out once it becomes available. When the title is available for you, we will email you instructions on checking it out. The item will be held for you for 3 days after we email you a notice that the title is available.


When the loan period has expired, the eBook will return itself. We encourage you to return eBooks before the loan period expires so other Library members can borrow them.

  • EPUB and PDF eBooks can be returned using Adobe Digital Editions from a computer
  • PUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks can be returned using OverDrive Media Console v2.4 (or newer) for Android and BlackBerry.

Late Fees

There are no late fees. When the loan period has expired, the eBook will return itself.