Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Streamlined Way to Download eBooks

Recently, OverDrive, the company through which the Ridgefield Library offers eBooks to our Library cardholders, made upgrades to simplify the process of downloading titles.  As part of this change, OverDrive added a new option for getting eBooks called “READ”.

Simply put, READ allows eBook access from any device with web browser capabilities and offers a one-step download process that OverDrive describes as “see book, read book.”  If you have a computer, tablet or phone that supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 10, you can download and read an eBook that you’ve checked out with a one-click process.  READ offers offline access to the title when you’re not connected to the internet and includes many options for customizing how the book is displayed, along with the ability to take notes and highlight passages. 

 For more information on this new feature visit our website or contact Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski.    Or join us for the upcoming Tech Fridays program on August 23rd in the Library Program Room.  Drop in anytime from 1 to 3 PM with all your questions about downloading eBooks or audiobooks from the Ridgefield Library website.  We hope to see you there.

Contributed by Adult Services Librarian Dorothy Pawlowski