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Free E-Books and One-on-One Training at the Library

December 27, 2013

New devices can be confusing—so can old devices!—that’s why the library will offer one-on-one appointments to help library patrons get started, troubleshoot, and answer questions about any of the e-book platforms the library makes available to the public. Beginning January 6th, 2014, library patrons can reserve a one hour appointment on Monday evenings or on Wednesday mornings. The Livermore Public Library offers multiple options for library patrons to check out and enjoy free e-books, and all from the comfort of their own home.
The first platform is OverDrive, which is the best option for the latest releases, best sellers, and other more widely known titles. OverDrive also contains audiobooks that can be checked out and downloaded directly to a tablet or phone, or loaded onto an mp3 player.
Another option for checking out e-books is called Enki. This e-book collection really shines by offering a wide variety of e-books from independent publishers and a stellar non-fiction selection. The third platform for downloading e-books is Freading. Patrons who sign up with Freading receive four tokens per week to spend on more than 30,000 fiction or non-fiction titles in this vast e-book collection. Freading is a great option for patrons who want to avoid hold lists since all of the e-book titles are available for download regardless of how many other patrons have them checked out. All e-books platforms can be accessed through the library’s website by going to http://www.livermorelibrary.net/ and clicking on “Virtual Library”, and then the “eBooks and eAudiobooks” link.
For more information about any of the Livermore Public Library’s e-book platforms or to book a one-on-one training session, call 925-373-5500.