The Spokane County Library District continues to improve and expand its already impressive collection of ebooks.
In a press release, SCLD Communications Manager Bethany Luck-Hutson announced that in addition to the thousands of books they already had available through their web site, the district is now working with OverDrive, Inc. to offer even more titles to their patrons in and around the Spokane area.
According to Luck-Hutson,
Spokane County Library District is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ and more. To get started, visit scld.lib.overdrive.com/.
Spokane County Library District also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and smartphones, MP3 players, and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble® Nook™ and Sony® Reader.
Kindle users can browse SCLD’s collection of bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.
Visit the library’s website to download eBooks for your Kindle: scld.lib.overdrive.com. Spokane County Library District will continue to build its eBook collection so keep checking back for more titles.
SCLD partners with OverDrive, Inc. (www.overdrive.com), a global leader in eBook distribution for libraries and schools, to offer this service.
Thanks to OverDrive, SCLD patrons will have access to thousands of new titles that won’t count toward their checkout limits.
According to the OverDrive web site,
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers–serving millions of end users globally.
OverDrive currently hosts more than 650,000 premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, BBC Audiobooks America, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. Our digital distribution services are utilized by more than 15,000 libraries, schools, and colleges worldwide.
Luck-Hutson added that these free downloads may be enjoyed by most people in communities near Spokane.
Spokane County Library District connects community members of all ages with library resources 24/7, while promoting the value and pleasure of reading and lifelong learning. SCLD operates 10 branch libraries outside the City of Spokane, including Airway Heights, Argonne, Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Medical Lake, Moran Prairie, North Spokane, Otis Orchards and Spokane Valley. Through a reciprocal agreement with Spokane Public Library, library services are provided at no charge to residents of each service area.
Luck-Hutson concluded her update by saying that people who would like more information on branches or programs are encouraged to visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200.