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You can access electronic content for free using your Allegheny County library card and a compatible device. Wondering if your device is compatible with and can access library content? Click here.
If you're looking at various eReaders, but are confused by all the different options, check out this handy comparison chart of Select eReaders and Their Features. This chart only covers eReaders and not tablets such as the iPad or Surface.
How Do I Access Electronic Content Through the Library System?
For books, go to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh / ACLA Digital Media Catalog.
From this catalog you can browse and search available items as well as get more information about how to use digital media.
Looking for audiobooks? Check out OneClickdigital!
Looking for magazines? Check out our new service Zinio! With Zinio you can enjoy more than 300 magazine titles on your computer or electronic device, such as an iPad or Kindle Fire. Click here for more information.
What is Electronic Content, Anyway?
eBooks are digital full-text versions of books that can be read on your computer or another compatible eBook device.
eAudio titles are audio books that you listen to on your PC or compatible portable player.
eVideo titles are videos that you download and watch on your PC or, in some cases, a compatible portable device.
Looking for help with our new Zinio service? Click here.
The Digital Media Catalog has many useful links to help get you started, including this Quick Start Guide and this list of Frequently Asked Questions. Look for more helpful links on the left side of these Digital Media Catalog pages.
Still confused? This page has more detailed help information for various eReaders, including the Nook, Kindle, and iPad. For questions about digital media offered by the Allegheny County Library Association, please refer to the Digital Media Catalog website or contact the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at (412) 622 - 3114.