Thursday, September 13, 2012
GRANDVIEW -Grandview Library has expanded its services with audiobooks and eBooks available to download from the library's website.
Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting anytime.lib.overdrive.com.
Users may browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac and many mobile devices.
Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive Media Console.
To read eBooks, users will need Adobe Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Sony Reader and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees.
"We are very pleased to offer this eReading option to our patrons as we celebrate our first anniversary at our present location on the Yakima Valley Community College-Grandview campus," says Elizabeth Jahnke, library director.
This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks and more, visit http://anytime.lib.overdrive.com.
"With their (Grandview Library) membership, we have now reached 30 members in the WDLC [Washington Digital Library Consortium], a significant milestone," announced Will Stuivenga, the cooperative projects manager for the Washington State Library. He said, "There are currently 62 'official' public library entities in Washington, so we only need one more to have half the public library systems in the state as WDLC members."