Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks Now Available

Have you heard about our new downloadable eBook and audiobook service? Through our website, you can now download audiobooks and eBooks for your computer, cell phone, iPod, or eReader for FREE using your library card.
First, visit, where you can browse and search available books in various formats. Once you’ve found an item you want to check out, add the selection to your “cart.” You'll then be prompted to enter your library card number. If an item is checked out by someone else, you can place a hold on it, and you’ll receive an e-mail when the title is available.
Click on “Download” to enjoy your selected book. Once downloaded, you can read or listen to your book using a variety of devices, including Kindle, iPad, Nook, and others. At the end of the lending period (2 weeks), your books will automatically expire and disappear from your device—no late fees!
You may have to download Overdrive software in order to enjoy this eBook service. To listen to audiobooks, you’ll need the Overdrive Media Console, and for EPUB and PDF eBooks, you’ll need Adobe Digital Editions. This software is all available for free through the Richmond Public Library Overdrive site. There are also Overdrive apps available for many devices, like Android phones and iPods, which help make finding books and managing checkouts even easier.
Take a few minutes to visit our Overdrive site. You're sure to find some interesting books to download. If you need assistance using the service, visit the Overdrive help page or call your library branch. Enjoy!

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