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An e-book is a book in digital form, often in epub or pdf format. You can borrow e-books from the library and read them on a computer monitor, a tablet, a smartphone or an e-reader. The Vaasa city library has both fiction and non-fiction e-books. You don't have to log in to browse the collection, but you will need a library card and a PIN to borrow books.
The Ellibs e-book service has books in Finnish, Swedish and English. The easiest way to read Ellibs e-books is to read them in a browser. You will need a continuous network connection.
You can also borrow, reserve and read Ellibs e-books with the Ellibs app. Download the free app from the App Store or the Google Play Store. The Ellibs app is available for iOS and Android phones. Open the app, choose Vaasa and Fredrika, and enter your library card number and PIN. You will need a continuous network connection.
If you do not have access to a network connection, download the e-books to your own device. You will need an Adobe ID account and a reader program compatible with your device.
Ellibs also has audiobooks, and you can listen to them in a browser. You will need a continuous network connection.
You need a library card and a PIN code linked to the card to borrow books from Ellibs. You can choose a loan period of either 7 or 28 days, but you may return the book before the end of the loan period if you wish. An Ellibs e-book can only be borrowed by one person at a time. If a book is on loan to another customer, you can reserve it free of charge. You will be notified by e-mail when the book is available for reading. You are allowed a maximum of 5 books and 7 reservations at one time.
Read more about Ellibs here.
The e-books in the Elib service are mainly in Swedish, but also in English, Finnish and Arabic. The easiest way to read Elib e-books is to read them in a browser. You will need a continuous network connection.
You can also borrow books with your own device. You will need an Adobe ID account and a reader program compatible with the device.
You can listen to Elib audiobooks either in a browser (you will need a continuous network connection), or offline with the Biblio audiobook app. Download the free app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.
You need a library card and a PIN code linked to the card to borrow books from Elib. The loan period for all books is 28 days. An Elib e-book can be borrowed by an unlimited number of users at the same time. You are allowed a maximum of 2 books per week.
Further information: Read more about Elib here.
Celia-library has audiobooks for print-disabled readers: persons unable to read standard print due to a physical or cognitive impairment. Celia only has audiobooks in Finnish and Swedish. To register for the Celia online service, please contact the library.