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Sonoma County Library to Offer E-books

Titles to be offered on website starting Sept. 6.

 

Beginning Sept. 6, cardholders who own Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other electronic reading devices will be able to download more than 1,000 e-book titles through the Sonoma County Library website.  

has licensed e-books through Overdrive Media, the company that currently provides downloadable audiobooks for the Sonoma County Library. 

Borrowers can choose the loan period for most books:  7, 14, or 21 days. After the due date, the e-book will simply disappear from the cardholder’s e-reader device (no late fees!).

If no one has put a hold on the title, the e-book can be immediately checked out again. Borrowers may check out up to five titles at a time, and may place a hold on up to five titles.

The Sonoma County Library Foundation has given $35,000 to the Sonoma County Library to help build its e-book col­lection, which includes many new bestsell­ers. 

E-books represent the fastest growing sector of the publishing industry. Two-thirds of the public librar­ies in the U.S. have added electronic books to their collections, and the demand for e-books is increasing.

To borrow an electronic copy of a book, simply find the e-book title in the catalog, click on it, and follow the download­ing directions on the next screen. If you are having trouble downloading a title to your e-reader or computer, you can view online tutorials and get answers to frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, consult your local librarian.

The Sonoma County Library’s e-book collection will include many popular titles, as well as digital versions of about a million books through openlibrary.org, a division of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Internet Archive.   

Sonoma County Library’s Community, a local author website, will also provide e-books for checkout.

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