Tuesday, May 11, 2010

eBooks for download using your library card

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, as a member of the 35 library Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC), recently expanded services, and now offers downloadable eBooks.  Best-sellers and classic titles (including a foreign language learning collection) are available 24/7 at:  MVLC OverDrive

The new eBook service, powered by OverDrive (a digital distributor of eBooks and audiobooks), is free for patrons with their library card. To get started downloading and reading the new eBooks, you must first download and install the Adobe® Digital Editions free software at: Digital Editions software

Then browse the eBook titles, add a title to your virtual bookbag, place a hold, or add the title to your wish list. eBook titles can be enjoyed immediately on your computer or transferred to a variety of mobile devices such as an iPod, Sony Reader, Nook, and many others. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period … or you can return eBooks early. There are no late fees. 

                                                                                                     

Following are two related articles from Publisher's Weekly:

Can You Survive a Benevolent Dictatorship?
The press loves the iPad, but beware Apple's attempt to shackle your readers to its hardware:
Cory Doctorow Apr 19, 2010 

(FYI - Cory Doctorow's 2008 Young Adult book Little Brother, is available in  audiobook format  or in print formatIt is Science Fiction set in San Francisco in the near future, about a terrorist  attack, the resulting police state, and computer hacking, with a dash of romance.  Highly recommend for science fiction fans, and technophiles.)

Enriched E-Books: Multimedia, Mystery, and 'Cathy's Book':   
Calvin Reid May 03, 2010  

Cathy's Book print format

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