NEWS RELEASE: EBooks from Oregon Library2Go

EBOOKS FROM OREGON LIBRARY2GO

TAKE READING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH EBOOKS FROM OREGON LIBRARY2GO

Users have24/7 access to titles compatible with popular e-reading devices

 

La Grande, Oregon, March 8, 2010 Oregon Library2Go has expanded its download collection with the addition of eBooks at http://library2go.lib.overdrive.com.From the comfort of home, card holders at Cook Memorial Library can browse the collection, check out, and download eBooks, audiobooks and videos anytime, anywhere.

 

“eBooks are growing in popularity and we are excited to offer this new format in addition to thousands of audiobooks and videos currently available,” said Library Director Terri Washburn.“We have purchased hundreds of best-selling and classic titles, all of which can be read on your computer or compatible portable reading device.”

 

eBooks can be read on a PC or Mac® using free reader software called Adobe® Digital Editions. eBooks can also be transferred to popular e-reading devices like the Sony® Reader and the Barnes & Noble nook™. Many eBooks feature reflowable text which allows a user to resize the text and alter the display to fit any screen size. The Sony Reader and the nook are designed to look and feel like a book and are great for users on the go. The devices feature EINK technology, a screen that reads like paper so it’s easy on the reader’s eyes.

 

Oregon Library2Go’s opening collection features thousands of titlesincluding Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz, Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk, Origin by Diana Abu Jaber and many more.

 

To check out eBooks, audiobooks, and video, users need a valid library card, computer, and Internet connection. Once downloaded, digital media can be enjoyed on a computer and transferred to popular devices such as MP3 players, iPods®, Smartphones, and more. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection. Users may return eBooks early.

 

Oregon Digital Library Consortium partners with OverDrive, Inc. (www.overdrive.com), a global leader in digital media services, to offer the Library2Go service. 

 

About Oregon Library2Go

The Oregon Digital Library Consortium (ODLC) was formed in 2005, with the purpose of delivering electronic resources, such as downloadable audiobooks, video and eBooks, to participating libraries statewide.

 

About OverDrive

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.overdrive.com