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Is there an ereader in your future

Many libraries now are offering ebooks for a variety of ereaders – Nook‘s, Kindle’s, Android devices, iPads, iPods and more.

The most popular ebook service available through libraries is provided by a vendor called Overdrive.  Many libraries have branded their Overdrive ebook collection with names – Maryland Digital eLibrary, Southern Illinois Libraries on the GO, Delaware’s Digital Library or The Free Library of Philadelphia‘s Your Overdrive Digital Library.  Regardless of the name, libraries are providing both fiction and non-fiction ebooks for adults and children.  Check out your library website and look for a link or icon to connect you to free ebooks that you can borrow to read.


Find a Book In A Library Anywhere!

OCLC has made their WorldCat catalog free and available on the web.   Worldcat is a catalog of the materials of libraries throughout the country and in some cases throughout the world.

Want to know if a library near you has a book? At WorldCat just enter the title, subject or person.  You can do a much more detailed search by going to the Advanced Search.

Does your library not have the book you want?  Ask them about their  Interlibrary Loan where they can borrow a book from a library for your use.

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