E-books with print books
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) offers downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks through Overdrive to patrons with a valid library account living within the TADL taxing district and contractual municipalities (currently Grand Traverse County, Elmwood, Almira, and Inland Townships).
The e-books you download from TADL will automatically become unreadable and return themselves after the lending period is over.
Returning E-Books Early
Click here for step-by-step instructions for popular e-reader devices.
TADL has historically extended direct borrowing privileges to residents of the Mid-Michigan Library League (MMLL) region.  However, Overdrive (vendor for e-books and e-audiobooks) currently require TADL to limit e-downloads to residents of the actual TADL taxing district, which currently includes Grand Traverse County plus three contractual townships in Benzie and Leelanau counties.
Below are links to northwest Michigan libraries in addition to TADL that subscribe to online resources for their patrons. Access to online services such as e-books may be available through your local library.
  • Well, I'm off trying to discover something new again. TADL (If you don't know it is short for Traverse Area District Library). We can find them at WWW. tadl,org. or by just going down town. They are offering more than Hoopla in OverDrive. Whenever I can get something for nothing, I'm all for it. I love free things like movies and One Click. So if you don't hear from me for a while I'm up to my eyes in Zinio or other magazines. - by Pat VanDeventer on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:50pm