Jonathan and I spent some time last evening exploring the catalog of eBooks available for download through the Lake County Library.
eBooks are available through a partnership between Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma County Libraries, which have contracted with Overdrive. According to Jan Cook with the Lake County Library, the service allows library card-holders to download e-books to their Kindles and other electronic readers at no charge.
“Patrons will find a selection of more than 1,000 titles in
the Overdrive catalog.”
Cook explained in a press release that patrons with valid Lake County Library cards can sign up with Overdrive. “Books will remain on the e-reader device until the due date, at which time they will disappear. Patrons may have five books checked out simultaneously and may request a maximum of five titles.”
Cook added that patrons can learn more about the program and get assistance through Overdrive’s online tutorials and help desk. Overdrive displays a list of compatible devices at overdrive.com/resources/drc.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal