Saturday, November 01, 2014

eBooks and audiobooks

The Roanoke Valley Libraries now provide three platforms for digital ebooks.  They are Overdrive, OneClick and Ebsco (formerly netlibrary).  Check them out with the links below!!  Great books are just a few clicks away!!!

What is Overdrive?

Overdrive offers access to popular and classic downloadable ebooks through devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones.  The service aslo extends to audiobooks which can be listened to on computers, MP3 players and smartphones.

Overdrive ebooks and audio books are available at your convenience 24 hours a day and there is no need to worry about overdue fines since they are automatically "returned" at the end of the checkout period.  You simply browse the collection, check out the desired item(s), and download.

Users need a Roanoke Valley Library card and an internet connection to get started.

Click here to learn about Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks.

What is OneClickdigital?

For the ultimate audiobook listening experience, the Salem Public Library presents OneClickdigital OneClickdigital, provided by Recorded Books, offers e-audiobooks titles for download and features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, automatic software updates and support for a wide range of portable devices. There are multiple ways to search the collection. You can save your searches, rate titles, make notes and share what you're listening to with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.

You will have access to downloadable audio at home with library card access and all audiobooks may be enjoyed on home computers or through an iPod or other portable player. This is a resource worth checking out. Enjoy!!!

What is Ebsco?

Ebsco offers the most comprehensive collection (from the net library collection) of electronic books (eBooks) available. You will find eBooks on business, investing, travel and more. You will also find an extensive collection of classics.



To read or check out an ebook you will need to create an account on Ebsco by clicking on "create a free account" on the ebooks link below and following the instructions for creating a user name and password.  The account must be created online the first time at the Salem Public Library; once the account is set up the service can be used from any location where an internet connection is available.



Click here to get started with Ebsco ebooks now!



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