Monday, December 13, 2010

Downloadable E-Books

Request: We receive daily requests regarding E-books for E-Readers.

Response: We do have a selection of non-fiction E-books from Net Library that can be loaded onto most e-readers. The Kindle will not work as they have proprietary software. You can use the Kobo, the Nook, the Literati, and iPad after downloading the BlueFire app. There are other readers that will work as well. You may need to add software such as adobe digital editions to download and view the books.

We have recently signed an agreement with a company called Overdrive to join a library consortium of downloadable e-books and e-audio books. With your Sycamore Public Library card you will be able to download a wide variety of e-books to your computer and then upload them to your reader or player for one or two weeks. We expect to be up and running by the first of February.

These materials are available 24/7 from the convenience of your computer.

For instructions on downloading NetLibrary e-books follow this link below:
http://www.netlibrary.com/Help/DisplayTopic.aspx?Name=ReadingOffline/CheckOutAndDownloadEbookProcess

For instructions on Project Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:PDAs_and_eBook_Readers_How-To

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