Technology Salute: E-Books Now Available from Marion, Boone & Baxter County Libraries
Local libraries serving Marion, Boone, and Baxter Counties now offer e-books as part of their collections.
E-books, or electronic books, are digital versions of printed books and magazines that are available for download and reading on a computer or mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet.
Avid readers probably already know about Kindle® and Nook® tablets that allow you to access and download electronic versions of printed magazines and books for a fee. However, e-books available through your local library can be accessed free of charge. In addition to e-books, the libraries also offer audiobooks, videos, and music for download.
All three local county libraries use the same "Library2Go" interface for downloadable media.
To get started, you must first register at your local county library (Marion County, Boone County, or Donald W. Reynolds Library, serving Baxter County) or over the phone and be assigned a pin number to access the digital content. Once you are set up in library's system, you can easily access downloadable content online through the "Library2Go" link on the library's website.
All computers, tablets, and mobile devices (including Kindles, Nooks, and iPads) require some set up in order to download e-books and digital content from the library. Instructions for device set up are available at the library as well as online under "Getting Started" on the "Library2Go" website.
With e-books you have 24/7 access to downloadable media. Best of all, you never have to worry about re-checking your book, late fees, or making sure your book is returned on time. Access to downloaded e-books expire after a period of two weeks.
For more information on the downloadable media your local library has to offer, please visit: