Monroe Library Blog

Monday, April 26, 2010

Download EBooks From Sno-Isle's Web Site

Very exciting news that eBooks are now available from the Sno-Isle Web site through OverDrive. EBooks are books that you can download to your pc or mac and then transfer to some brands of readers, phones, etc. Of course I had to try it out right away! I don't own a reader, but I tried it out on my laptop and I really liked it. I thought I wouldn't like reading from a screen, but it was OK, and I can see there are definitely times when I will use this service. For example: even though I work in a library sometimes I actually run out of books to read, or the books I have aren't what I am the mood to read at the time. Also traveling - planning how many books I will need to bring is always a hassle...I don't want to pack too many, but I don't want to run out. Then there are those appointments that I drive my Dad to every week with nearby free WIFI that I take advantage of, now I can check out an eBook, when I forget to bring a book along.



It's easy to use with just your library card, the Sno-Isle Web site, and a pc or mac, and in just a few clicks you can download and start reading!



I was able to check out Mitch Albom's "Have a Little Faith" as an eBook. I was planning to get in the hold queue after hearing good things about it and I was suprised to find it available for check out as an eBook.

3 comments:

  1. When is overdrive going to support the Linux operating system. My netbook has Linux and I'm unable to take advantage of ebooks or audio book downloads.

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  2. I am sorry that you are unable to use this service on the Linux operating system. Since Overdrive is a national service used by many library systems, we don't have direct control over their system. I do know that they are working to further the accessibility of their system including creating applications that run on many popular phones including Windows Mobile, the Android, and the Iphone. If you would like to submit a technical support request to Overdrive to get specific answers to your situation, I encourage you to use the form at http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=3696

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