How to download Free eBooks, Audio Books, and Comics in Ohio (Legally) in 2020

Update: This is an update to my 2017 post on the same subject. A few things have changed and with everyone stuck inside more than usual now, I figured it was time to revisit the topic.

I've explained this to quite a few of my friends at this point, so I figured that I would go ahead and write it up for others. As you probably know if you live in the state, Ohio has one of the best library systems in the US. You might also know about OhioLink, the service that allows you to borrow from most other libraries in the state and have it delivered to your home library. You might even know how to get eBooks from your local library. Unfortunately, there is no OhioLink for eBooks.

Fortunately, there are a few library systems in the state that will let you sign up for a card on their web site and will mail it to you or send you a number to use. All you need to do is be a resident of Ohio. Once you've set it up, you'll be able find a book, check it out, and have it auto-delivered to your kindle.

Signing up for Remote Libraries

NOTE: Some of these libraries are part of library consortiums (noted in  parentheses). There are other libraries in the consortium that you can get cards for, but it gets you access to the same catalog of books.