Many libraries today are offering ebooks to their patrons, which can be checked out from a library using your ebook reader. Only tablets that are library compatible can access these free books. With a library compatible ebook reader, you can borrow ebooks from your local public library, or other online libraries that are in a supported file format (typically EPUb or PDF). These digital rights management (DRM) protected books can only be read using special library compatible software that is available on select ereaders.
It is important to remember that DRM can vary from country to country, as well as library to library. Before purchasing your ereader, check with your local public library to see which file formats are used. This will make sure you have an ereader that supports their ebooks.