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Tips & Tricks: How to Access a Public Library on your Reader™ Wi-Fi® by Sony®

by Sarah 07/09/2012

So, I was at the library the other day, checking out some books, when the librarian noticed me holding a Reader™ Wi-Fi® by Sony®. She informed me that some of the books in my hands were actually available as eBooks. As it turns out, I can use my Reader Wi-Fi to connect to the library’s online database and check out eBooks just like regular books as long as I’m in a location with a wireless network.1

Here’s Peg to show you just how easy it is to checkout eBooks from your local library. Many public libraries around the country have a digital library, so be sure to check the library in your area for availability. How awesome is this?!


How to Access a Public Library on a Reader™ Wi-Fi®


Feel free to follow along with these written instructions while watching the video:

  1. Press the Home button.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the screen, tap the right arrow (>) to go to the second page of the Home screen.
  3. Under Network, tap Public Library.
  4. In the Find a Library page, locate the Library you would like to use. To locate a Library, enter the search criteria and then tap the search button.
  5. Once you have found the library you would like to borrow the book from, tap it to go to the Library page.
  6. Locate a book you want to check out by either browsing or searching for it.   — NOTE: Make sure that a copy of the book you want to check out is available
  7. Tap on the book.   — NOTE: Be sure to select the correct format for the Reader digital book, EPUB or PDF only.
  8. Tap the “Add to Cart” button.
  9. Repeat for any additional books you want to borrow. Once finished, tap the Proceed to Checkout button.
  10. Enter your Library card and pin into the fields and then tap Login.  –                NOTE: The pin number is assigned by the Library and is sometimes the last four digits of the phone number that the Library has on file.
  11. In the Check Out screen, tap Confirm check out.
  12. In the Download screen, tap Download.
  13. When Download Complete is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen, the book is now listed in the Recently Added section of your home page.


I’ve already loaded up my Reader with books for the summer. What other books do you think I should get? Let me know what some of your favorites are. Did you find this feature easy to use? I’d love your feedback, as always.

For more tips, tricks, troubleshooting and how-to videos, visit the SonyListens Support (USA) YouTube™ channel at

1 To use this service, you must have a library card established with the library you intend to use as well as access to a Wi-Fi connection. Content availability may vary.

(This Blog was a collaboration between Sarah and Kyle in the Sony Support USA team.)

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