Friday, September 7, 2012

eBooks available through Lake County Library

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

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