|County library to offer e-books starting Sept. 6
Beginning Sept. 6, library cardholders who own Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other electronic reading devices will be able to download more than 1,000 e-book titles through the Sonoma County Library Web site. The Library has licensed e-books through Overdrive Media, the company that currently provides downloadable audiobooks for the Sonoma County Library. Borrowers can choose the loan period for most books: seven, 14, or 21 days. After the due date, the e-book will simply disappear from the cardholder’s e-reader device (no late fees). If no one has put a hold on the title, the e-book can be immediately checked out again. Borrowers may check out up to five titles at a time, and may place a hold on up to five titles.
To borrow an electronic copy of a book, simply find the e-book title in the catalog, click on it, and follow the downloading directions on the next screen. If you are having trouble downloading a title to your e-reader or computer, you can view online tutorials and get answers to frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, consult your local librarian.
The Sonoma County Library’s e-book collection will include many popular titles, as well as digital versions of about a million books through openlibrary.org.