Wednesday, November 16, 2011

eBooks are here!

If you haven't already noticed, there's a big banner on our website announcing the new downloadables. These "downloadables" are our eBook and eAudiobook collection. We signed a contract with Overdrive and now have several thousand items in the e-collection. Do you have a Kindle, iPad, Nook, or Sony eReader? You're in luck, you can download to all these devices and many more! To figure compatibility, look here and see what format you should download.

Need help in exploring this ebook adventure? Go to the help page first, if nothing there works, give us a call and we'll do our best to walk you through whatever you need. I find that reading through the FAQs is very helpful, myself.

Looking for books that are available? (Don't you hate it when you find a title only to discover that it's checked out?) Tick the "only available copies" in the quick search box on the downloadables homepage, near the top left corner.

Want to read public domain or Disney books? These do not count toward your three book limit. Read something while you wait for that hot, new bestseller to come back in. By the way, you can put that bestseller on hold; you have a limit of five.

eBooks and eAudiobooks can be checked out for seven or fourteen days. At the end of the checkout period the item will automatically be returned. You can return eBooks early, but not eAudiobooks. If you need instructions for returning items early, read this before you call us.

Don't see what you're looking for? Suggest a title be purchased using our "suggest a purchase" form. Chances are very high that we'll buy it.

Hope you enjoy our new service, it'll only get better.

1 comment:

Laura Roberts said...

Love this service! I was so surprised to see a copy of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy available in ebook form when I searched for it in the catalogue the other day. Great job, APL, this is really excellent.