Thursday, December 9, 2010

Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks Now Available through OverDrive

The Ridgefield Library now offers Overdrive, a service for downloading both audiobooks and eBooks from our website, anytime and anywhere.    All you need is a valid Ridgefield Library card to have access to hundreds of popular and non-fiction titles from your PC, Mac, or from many mobile devices.

Overdrive offers a user-friendly interface even for those who don’t consider themselves tech savvy.   For audiobooks, a simple one-time installation of OverDrive® Media Console™ will offer access to a broad selection of titles to enjoy on your computer or to transfer to a wide range of supported portable players.    Many audio titles can also be burned to CDs.   

To read eBooks, you’ll need to download Adobe Digital Editions from OverDrive’s website.   Titles can then be enjoyed immediately on your computer or transferred to a variety of devices including smartphones and selected eReaders such as the Nook, Sony Reader, or Kobo eReader. 
Patrons who currently use NetLibrary Downloadable Audiobooks will still be able to access them through the end of the year.  After that, you can continue to enjoy downloadable audiobooks through this new service.
Feel free to contact me as below.  I am happy to assist anyone who needs help getting started with Overdrive.  

Contributed by Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski, who can be reached at 203-438-2282 x1003 or  .

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