eBooks Now Available for Download

Olean Public Library in conjunction with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System is pleased to announce the addition of downloadable eBooks to our collection.

The collection may be accessed here. There is no charge for downloading the eBooks, all you need is your library card and PIN number.  The books are available in EPUB or PDF format (depending on the title).

Patrons are allowed to check out 5 eBooks at a time but be aware there are no renewals.  You may select a lending period of 7 or 14 days and early returns on eBooks are allowed.  You can also place holds on titles which are already checked out.  Titles automatically expire from your reader or computer, so there are never any late fees!

Adobe EPUB & PDF eBooks work with:

  • Windows desktop, laptop, and netbooks with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 SP4
  • Mac desktop and laptop computers with OSX v10.6, v10.5, v10.4.10
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK, NOOKcolor
  • Kobo eReader
  • Literati Reader
  • Pandigital Novel
  • Sony Reader

Adobe EPUB eBooks work with:

  • Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Archos 5 Internet Tablet
  • Cruz Tablet
  • HTC Droid Eris, Incredible, Evo 4G, G1
  • LG Ally
  • Motorola Cliq, Droid, Droid 2, Droid X
  • Samsung Galaxy S, Intercept
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini


  • Aluratek Libre eReader
  • Amazon Kindle, Kindle DX

To read Adobe EPUB and PDF books on a Windows or Mac computer and to transfer eBooks to a supported device, Adobe Digital Editions must be downloaded (available on the site).  To read Adobe EPUB books on your Android or iPhone device, download the Overdrive Media Console v2.0 app.  Adobe PDF eBooks do not work with these devices.

Troubleshooting FAQs & step by step instructions are available at our website.

EBooks are available 24/7, so now your library is always open!

New Biographies October 2010

BIO CARLISLE Lips unsealed : a memoir Carlisle, Belinda

BIO ADDAMS Jane Addams Knight, Louise W.

BIO BONHOEFFER Bonhoeffer : pastor, martyr, prophet, spy : a righteous gentile vs. the Third Reich Metaxas, Eric

BIO CARTER Rosalynn Carter : equal partner in the White House Kaufman, Scott

BIO CATHERINE Catherine of Siena : a passionate life Brophy, Donald

BIO COOLIDGE Grace Coolidge : the people’s lady in Silent Cal’s White House Ferrell, Robert H

BIO GILLIES Keeper : one house, three generations, and a journey into Alzheimer’s Gilles, Andrea

BIO HAYES Rutherford B. Hayes Trefousse, Hans Louis

BIO LUCIANO Lucky Luciano Newark, Tim

BIO PARKER To be Indian : the life of Iroquois-Seneca Arthur Caswell Parker Porter, Joy

BIO PETERSEN Jan’s story : love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s Petersen, Barry

BIO TRAPP Memories Before and After the Sound of Music Von Trapp, Agathe

BIO WILKINSON Sliding into home : a memoir Wilkinson, Kendra

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