Downloadable audiobooks & eBooks
These two services allow you to download audiobooks, ebooks, and some video and music, which you can play on your computer or a compatible portable device or ereader. To get started or to learn more, just visit the Ohio eBook Project web site. The web site has a My Help! button on the upper left of the screen as well as help on many topics.
eBooks for iPads, Blackberrys, NOOKs, and Kindles, Too!
Rodman Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of eBooks for the Kindle eReader. OverDrive, the library's eBook lender, has begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network.
The process for borrowing a public library eBook for Kindle is similar to other devices. Most eBooks already in the library's catalog supplied by OverDrive are compatible with Kindle, so users simply browse or search for "Kindle Book," check out a title with a valid library card, and then click "Get for Kindle." Access to the Kindle Book will occur at Amazon's website after signing in and selecting delivery to the user's Kindle device or any of the free Kindle reading apps. As with all eBooks and other digital content at OverDrive-powered libraries and schools, titles are available 24/7 and incur no late fees because they automatically expire at the end of the two week lending period.
In addition to Kindle, the library offers eBooks for most major desktop and mobile devices, including Windows®, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone®, iPad®, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone.
Two Collections Mean More Choices
The Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Library Consortium don't have a combined collection; you have to search the two web sites separately. The Ohio eBook Project has more audiobooks and more EPUB ebooks, but SEO has a large number of PDF ebooks.
Ohio eBook Project and SEO's downloadable project are coordinated by the State Library of Ohio. All member libraries purchase titles for the collection, and any of these titles can be used by any cardholder at any member library. This allows Rodman Library to provide access to a much larger collection than if we were acting alone, and allows the library to make more efficient use of its purchases. The two projects have a reciprocal borrowing agreement, so members of the Ohio eBook Project can use the titles in the SEO Library Consortium and vice versa.
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Audiobooks, ebooks, music, live music archive, and video
Audiobooks, ebooks, music, and video