Enjoying Library E-books Is About to Get Easier

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If you download e-books from the library, you know that the process can be cumbersome – especially for new users!  It seems our e-book vendor, OverDrive, has heard our concerns and will be releasing some features to help address them.

The feature I’d like to highlight today is a new platform called “OverDrive Read.”  This platform would allow library e-books to be read from any standard web browser, without the need to download software or authorize a device.  It is due to be released by the end of the year.  To read more about this new platform, see their press release.  If you would rather watch a video about it, see below.  Stay tuned for more news about improvements to our media download service.


Coming Soon: Digital Bookmobile


As you may know, access to our downloadable e-books and audiobooks is provided OverDrive.  Every summer, the company takes a customized eighteen-wheel vehicle, the Digital Bookmobile, on a cross-country tour to promote their services in public libraries.  This year, with the help of the Upper Hudson Library System, the East Greenbush Community Library will be hosting OverDrive Digital Bookmobile in our parking lot on August 9, from 10am to 4pm.  Stop by to learn what the OverDrive service is and how to use it, play in their Gadget Gallery or kick back and watch a video in the Video Lounge.  See you there!