ALL BRANCHES ARE OPEN

Book drops, limited inside service, and curbside available! Normal branch hours have resumed. Read our COVID-19 Response plan here.

NOTE: Per updated CDC recommendations, returned materials are quarantined for at least 7 days before items are checked in. You will still see items on your account during that time, but you will not incur any late fees.

EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020...Governor's Executive Order 2020-147
In accordance with the new state mandate, a mask is required to be worn to enter and while inside the library. Masks are available, if needed.

eBooks Help

eBook Reader and a Cup of Coffee


The Bay County Library System offers a wide variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks for check out.  You must both be a resident of Bay County, Michigan and have a valid library card.  Here are some helpful links to get you started!

Step-by-step instructions for Kindles
Step-by-step instructions for Nooks
How to read eBooks using either a computer or tablet web browser

Returning eBooks early

How to renew digital titles

See the AudioBooks page from OverDrive

Download the OverDrive Media Console App.  Required for eBooks and eAudiobooks on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows phone, and most tablets.  Also available at most app stores – search for “OverDrive Media Console.” 
Now available as an Android app for Nook tablets and Kindle Fire devices.

Downloading Bay County Library System eBooks to your:

Android Device Using the OverDrive Media Console App
Apple Device Using the OverDrive App

Install “Adobe Digital Editions” (required for non-Kindle eReaders)

Search the OverDrive eLibrary here.