iRead uRead eRead

December 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Some have pointed out that with the advent e-readers, libraries may be on the brink of extinction. Yet, with e-readers on the rise, libraries seem to be busier than ever. Aside from the fact that the library not only offers books, but also offers music, movies, computer access, computer classesprogramming for children, free wi-fi, a quiet place to study and work, and more, there is still the misconception that libraries only exist to provide paper copies of books.

So many are still unaware of the fact that the library offers digital books for their e-readers. If you have an e-reader and a library card, you can checkout and download books from the library, for your e-reader. . . for free.

Here at the Frisco Public Library, we have two main providers of electronic books, OverDrive and Netlibrary. If you haven’t already got a Netlibrary account, you will need to come into the library to sign up first, before you can start downloading from home. However, with OverDrive, if you are currently reading this, you can start checking out e-books now. That’s right. Now. All you need is your library card.

Go to digital.friscolibrary.com to start browsing our digital collection. Be sure to checkout the helpful “Getting Started” information, as well as the software necessary for ebooks and audio books on the left.

Of course, if you still have questions you can call or visit us during our regularly scheduled hours of operation. Or you can visit us in the library’s computer lab on January 12th at 6 pm for a Downloadables Workshop. Two staff members (including myself) will be available to answer questions regarding our digital collection.

Another fabulous perk about our digital library is that it never closes. So if you get an e-reader this Christmas, you can checkout e-books from the library Christmas day!

by Larissa Hammond

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Entry filed under: Adult Services, Books, Digital Life, Downloadables.

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