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eBooks are here!

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve started adding ebooks to our OverDrive Collection. OverDrive is a digital media platform where library customers can download ebook and audio titles onto Mac or PC and transfer them to portable devices e.g. eReaders (Kobo, Sony Reader). Choose from a growing collection of contemporary fiction, non-fiction, classics, young adult and children’s titles. You can download for free, 24/7, from the comfort of your own home and never have to pay overdues!

What you will need:

  • An internet connected computer
  • A Wellington City Libraries membership card
  • Free software for PC and Mac : Adobe Digital Editions (eBooks) available from the  downloadable media homepage.

Try the quick start guide or take a guided tour to get started now.

NB An OverDrive app is expected to appear in Apple’s App Store very soon which will provide eBook compatibility with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch models. If you don’t want to wait and can handle a little bit of complexity – this tip from Library Journal might help

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1. Tom - December 22, 2010

Fantastic service guys! There is an even easier way to use the Bluefire reader app for the iPad, no sync or even computer required, download a book straight to the iPad:
http://www.pigsgourdsandwikis.com/search?updated-max=2010-12-09T04%3A41%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=3

Would be great to see some graphic novels and/or comics added to the collection:
http://www.overdrive.com/files/Marvel.pdf

Have you seen http://www.librarybin.com? Would WCL consider participating if eligible?


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