Format availability for eBooks is subject to the negotiations between OverDrive* and the respective companies, e.g. Amazon. NLB will purchase eBooks in the best formats that are available in Singapore.
Kindle: Currently, Kindle is not supported.
Kobo: Yes, you can access NLB's eBooks directly, if you have any of the following models:
- Kobo Nia,
- Kobo Libra H2O,
- Kobo Forma,
- Kobo Aura ONE,
- Kobo Aura Edition 2,
- Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2, or
- Kobo Clara HD devices.
Log in with your myLibrary ID via the OverDrive integration under Settings > OverDrive* on these Kobo devices to read NLB's eBooks. Titles do not need to be available in Kobo format to be downloaded on a Kobo device. However, only NLB eBooks which are found in the Kobo store can be borrowed directly from these Kobo devices.
Read this article for a step-by-step guide on how to borrow ebooks on your Kobo device.
*The Libby app interface is not currently available on Kobo - only the OverDrive app interface is supported. However, the selection of eBooks available and what you have borrowed from OverDrive/Libby/NLB Mobile apps would be the same.
For older models of Kobo eReaders such as those below, you will need to transfer NLB's eBooks from a computer using the free Adobe Digital Editions software:
Here are the steps to do so:
i. Connect your eReader to your computer.
ii. Install and authorise Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer.
iii. Go to nlb.overdrive.com. Sign in with your myLibrary ID. Go to My Account -> Loans and click on the "Download EPUB ebook" button under each of the titles you want to read in your eReader. Downloaded eBooks should open automatically in ADE.
iv. In ADE, make sure you’re in the “Library” view. Your eReader should show up under “Devices”. You may need to accept a file-transfer prompt in your eReader in order to appear in ADE.
v. If your eReader is not detected by ADE, you might have to update to the most recent version of ADE. For more information, read this article on
what to do if your eReader is not detected by ADE.
Nook: NLB currently does not purchase and support eBooks in the Nook format as it is not officially available to the Singapore market.
Apple Books: Currently, Apple Books is not supported.
Google Play Books: Currently, Google Play Books is not supported.
Adobe Digital Editions: Yes, you can. Read this article on
how to transfer eBooks to an eReader using Adobe Digital Editions.