Archive for the ‘ebooks’ Category

Borrowing Ebooks: Beyond Library2Go

You may already know that you can download out-of-copyright classics for free and keep them forever. I covered this topic in a previous post. Most 20th century classics, however, are still under copyright. Do you want to read Ragtime, Slaughterhouse-five, or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Unless you can buy them or borrow [...]

E-books and Libraries

Our patrons love ebooks!  The library has been offering ebooks through Library2Go since 2010 and the service has been growing in popularity ever since.  If you are a Libary2Go user, you know that the selection is not the same as what we have in print in the library.   While we are excited to be able [...]

Library ebook trouble on iOS 7

If you’re using an Apple device to read library ebooks and you upgraded to iOS 7, you’ll notice that something broke. Overdrive is aware of the problem, and they’re planning to update the Overdrive Media Console app so it will survive the iOS upgrade intact. [Edit: The update is now available in the app store. [...]

Major update to OverDrive Media Console app coming August 20th

Do you get library ebooks or audiobooks on your iOS or Android device? If you are running Android version 4.0 or higher or iOS version 6 or higher your  Overdrive Media Console app will be updated to version 3.0 on Tuesday, August 20th.

Overdrive app update on Tuesday, Heads-up for iOS users

Those of you who use the Overdrive Media Console app on Android or iOS will discover an update on Tuesday the 28th or shortly after. No features will be added to the app, but several bugs will be fixed.

Big Library Read and Free Ebook

Thousands of library patrons around the world are participating in the first ever Big Library Read of an eBook, and all CBCPL patrons are invited to join in the fun. The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to [...]

Checking Out Books in the New Library2Go

The new Library2Go is up and running! I hope you are finding it easy to use.  The new one click borrowing makes it much easier and faster to check out books, but it also makes it less obvious how to choose your due date. When you are checking out an item it no longer gives [...]

Big Changes Coming to Library2Go

For those of you who check out ebooks and audiobooks from Library2Go, watch for a new and improved web site in mid-March!

Travel smart and travel light

When I traveled through India, in 1997, it was common to see other foreign visitors with dog-eared copies of the Lonely Planet travel guide to India – an excellent guide, but also a heavy slab of a book at over 1000 pages. It’s now very common to travel with all one’s reading material on a [...]

Download a Banned or Challenged Book

In my previous post about Banned Books Week, I provided many links to resources about banned and challenged books, and I mentioned stopping by to see our display in the library.