The Library has a Kindle (eReader) to lend to Manchester residents. It is preloaded with books. The Kindle circulates 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 EReader, choose keyword search.)

The Ebook reader was 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.


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.