Freading

Getting Started with Freading

Freading is an eBook service that allows you to  checkout and download up to 10 books per week for 14 days. 
  • Using your app store download the Freading app (if you already have the Overdrive app see the instructions bellow).
  • You will need an adobe id and password; if you do not have one please see instructions to get one here: help with Adobe IDs & Digital Editions
  • Once you have the app installed and your Adobe ID and password open the app and click Login.
  • You can find your library by typing in the following: Campbell County Public,82718, Gillette, Wyoming.
  • Freading will then ask you to select the library at the bottom, you will  select Wyoming State Library. 
Checkout & Download a Book
    • Log in at the Digital Downloads portal by navigating to Freading
    • Search or browse for a book to check out
    • When you have found a book you want, click on it to open the book’s detail page
      • Below the book’s cover art will be a Download link: click this
    • Your browser will ask how it should open the book: Chose the Freading app from the options offered
      • Chose Use By Default to have it do this automatically in the future
Checkout & Download a Book
  • Log in at the Digital Downloads portal by navigating to Freading
  • Search or browse for a book to check out
  • When you have found a book you want, click on it to open the book’s detail page
    • Below the book’s cover art will be a Download link: click this
  • Your browser will ask how it should open the book: Chose the Freading app from the options offered
    • Chose Use By Default to have it do this automatically in the future
The Freading app’s home screen will open, and you will see a pending message until the book is fully downloaded to your device.

Reading a Book
  • Open the Freading App
  • All books you have currently downloaded should be shown in the reading list
  • If your newest downloaded book is not in the list, open the menu and select refresh
  • Tap the book in the reading list to open it
  • To turn the pages tap the edges or swipe

Using Freading Books with Overdrive
If you already have the Overdrive app installed on your device you can access Freading books. View the installation of Overdrive online. After Overdrive is downloaded, follow these steps:
  • Visit Freading
  • Log in with your Library Card Number and PIN
  • Select a book to download
  • When you tap ‘download epub’ a popup should appear asking what app to use to open the file
    • Choose the Overdrive app
  • The Overdrive app will open and you can start reading your book
You can also use the Overdrive app to return and delete books from your device when you are done.

Advantages of Using Overdrive with Freading
  • The ability to bookmark
  • Faster checkout, since you go directly to the GoWYLD Freading site with the browser
  • The Overdrive app works better in tandem with the 3M Cloud Android app
  • When using both 3M and Freading, some users have experienced their Freading books disappearing from the device when the 3M app is opened. This does not appear to happen when using the Overdrive app instead.
  • If your library has a subscription to the Overdrive service, you will only need the one app for both Freading and Overdrive books
    • You will still need to use the 3M app to manage your 3M Cloud eBooks