eBooks and audiobooks are here!

The Detroit Public Library now offers eBooks and audiobooks available anytime, anywhere

Best-selling and classic titles will be available for download via the Detroit Public Library website starting Monday, July 16.

Detroit – The Detroit Public Library announces that they will now offer eBooks and audiobooks, available to download from the library’s website starting Monday, July 16, 2012. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s website at http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/overdrive.

Users may browse the library’s website for your favorite title, check out with a valid library card, and download to their PC, Mac®, or mobile devices.

To get started, users will need to install free software.

For audiobooks - Music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™.
To read eBooks - Users will need Adobe® Digital Editions.

Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

"The Library is truly excited to add e-books and e-audiobooks to our service offerings,” said Randy Call, Assistant Director for Technical Services and Main Library. “Titles are available from every major publisher willing to sell to libraries and can be downloaded to over 200 different makes and models of readers, laptops, personal computers, and mobile phones 24 hours a day.”

This new service at the Detroit Public Library is free for patrons with their library card. To get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks, and more, visit http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/overdrive.

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