The Kindle, the Nook, and the Sony

The Library has four Ebook Readers to lend to Manchester residents, the Kindle and two Nooks, and the Sony Reader.  Each is preloaded with books; a specific title can be added given a few days notice.  The Ebook readers circulate for 3 weeks, with one renewal, and can be reserved for local pick-up.  Patrons under 18 years of age need a parent’s signature.  (Hint : to search titles on EReaders, choose keyword search.)

The Ebook readers were purchased by the Friends of the Library.

Download audiobooks and Ebooks.


Overdrive now contains ebooks which are compatible with the Nook and other Ebook devices.  Click here for a list of compatible devices.

Freading – ebooks for borrowing

Free Ebooks for Manchester patrons from Freading.

Project Gutenberg

Free Ebooks for everyone from Project Gutenberg.

New iPod Touch for Demo

The Manchester Public Library has purchased an iPod Touch for the public to demo here in the Library.  If you haven’t tried a smart phone, then here’s your chance to test out mobile technology (minus the phone).  Just ask at the circulation desk.

Nano iPods

The Library has 2 nano iPods to lend to any patron, those under 18 years of age need a parent’s signature.  The iPods circulate for 3 weeks, no renewal, and cannot be reserved.

Sony Portable DVD Player

The Library has a portable DVD player to lend to any patron, those under 18 years of age need a parent’s signature.  The DVD player circulates for 1 weeks, no renewal, and cannot be reserved.

The electronic equipment was purchased with a Library Services & Technology Act grant.


A movement to improve e-book access and services for public library users. ReadersFirst principles outline their vision to achieve a better user experience for library patrons by making e-content providers willing partners by offering products that allow users to:

1. Search and browse a single, comprehensive catalog that includes all of a library’s offerings.
2. Place holds, check-out items, view availability, manage fines and receive communications within individual library catalogs or in the venue the library believes will serve them best, without having to visit separate websites.
3. Seamlessly enjoy a variety of e-content that libraries choose from any provider or from multiple providers on platforms the library chooses.
4. Download e-books that are compatible with all readers.

Read about the initiative.