eBook Help

Several sources of free eBooks and eAudio are available to our patrons: 

More information on each resource, links, and instructions are provided below.

CLAMS Overdrive Collection & Libby

Brooks Free Library cardholders can access a wide variety of eBook and eAudio titles through the CLAMS consortium’s collection. You can find these titles through the CLAMS catalog, on the CLAMS OverDrive site, or through the Libby by OverDrive app.

OverDrive/Libby Help

Guides for eBooks: These downloadable guides offer detailed walkthroughs of how to download eBooks from OverDrive/Libby to your preferred device. There are three guides available.

Kindle Update June 2024:

Amazon removed the ability for users to return their checkouts early through Libby and OverDrive. Titles that are due will automatically be returned to the library and you won’t be charged overdue fines. This shouldn’t affect Kindle Fire users if you are reading within the Libby app, but you will be affected if you read on a Paperwhite or otherwise choose to send a title to your Kindle. Returned books may still show up in your Kindle library too, but when you select the book you may be told to buy it. You have to go to Amazon’s website to remove the title permanently from your Kindle library.
Here are the help pages OverDrive made:

Prefer a visual walkthrough? Check out Falmouth Public Library’s Libby Tutorial here

  • Introduction is within the first 45 minutes, and timestamps are in the video description. If you want more tips and tricks using Libby, start at the 47 minute mark here

Did you know that you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from other Massachusetts library networks with Libby and your CLAMS card? Thousands of titles are available to you with a just a simple set up and a quick tap. Check out a site we made here or watch the walkthrough here.


With Hoopla, Brooks Free Library patrons have immediate access to a growing collection of over a half a million:

  • movies
  • full music albums
  • ebooks
  • audiobooks
  • TV episodes
  • comics & graphic novels

Best of all, there are no waitlists and no late fees! To get started, sign up on the Hoopla website!

Patrons can check out 8 items per month.

Loan periods are as follows:

  • Audiobooks, eBooks, & Comics: 21 days
  • Movies & Television episodes: 3 days
  • Music: 7 days

Hoopla Help

If you’re just getting started with Hoopla, here is a quick start guide!