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Use Your Kindle to Check Out Library eBooks!

KindleGraphicNowAvailable.gifKindle users rejoice! Now you too can take advantage of the library's eBook collection. Early last week Amazon announced Kindle users can now borrow Kindle eBooks from over 11,000 libraries across the United States. Milwaukee Public Library users have access to Kindle eBooks through the Digital Download Center. Accessing Kindle eBooks is as easy as entering your library card number and PIN (personal identification number).

Check out Amazon's Help and FAQ page for more information on Kindle eBook lending and don't forget to visit Wisconsin's Digital Download Center to begin checking out library Kindle eBooks. Happy Reading!

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The Best Sites for Free eBooks

Mis ebooks, o photo © 2008 Javier Candeira
The holidays are over and you finally have the new eReader you've always wanted. What next? Free ebooks of course! There are thousands of free ebooks just a mouse click away. Here are some of the best sites to find your next great read.

  • Search for books by title, author, genre, and language. The site is well organized and easy to navigate. Look through recent reviews, browse the New Titles section, and check out the Special Collections page. Use the Help page to find instructions on how to download titles for your particular eReader.
Project Gutenburg
  • Project Gutenburg is the grandfather of all free ebook providers. It has more than 34,000 books (mostly public domain texts) and all ebooks on their site can be "freely downloaded: choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats." You can search by topic, top downloads and titles, recently added, and by title word(s) and author. Check out the "How To" page for answers to commonly asked questions.
Google Books
  • Google Books has free ebooks from the public domain. To search for free electronic books, select "Full View Only" in the Advanced Book Search form (this filters out books for purchase and preview only texts.) Google's Book Help- Read has helpful information on supported eReaders and how to manage your ebooks.
  • This is a great site to browse with tons of ebooks available to read on your PDA and PC. Use the Memoware eBook Primer to gain familiarity with the formats available on the site.
Of course, don't forget about the ultimate site for the newest and most popular ebooks: your library! Anyone with a valid Milwaukee County Library card has access to OverDrive Downloadable Media. Visit the Digital Download Center for a guided tour and start downloading today!

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Get Help Finding the Right eBook Reader!

With the number of ebook readers currently on the market choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Whether you're looking to purchase an ebook reader for yourself or as a gift, OverDrive's e-Reader Device Resource Center can make the process easier. The Device Resource Center includes a list of key features for each reader, links to support pages and price information. Best of all, since Milwaukee Public Library card holders have free access to OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks, the Device Resource Center indicates whether each ebook reader is compatible with OverDrive formats.
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Already have your OverDrive compatible ebook reader? Then check out the titles available through OverDrive's Digital Download Center! New to the entire ebook process? The Digital Book Center has a Quick Start Guide that gives an overview of the process and breaks down each step.

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New Loan Periods for OverDrive Digital Media

media player.jpgAttention OverDrive users! You now have the option to choose the lending period for your digital media checkouts.

When you log in to your account, you will be able to set your own default lending period on a format-by-format basis. However, if you do not set any lending period, the default for all formats will continue to be 7 days.

Here are the new lending period options:

For Adobe EPUB eBooks, Adobe PDF eBooks, OverDrive WMA Audiobooks, OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks:
7 days or 14 days

For OverDrive WMA Music, OverDrive WMV Video:
3 days, 5 days, 7 days, or 14 days

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OverDrive for Digital Audiobooks, Music, and Video

Did you know that with your Milwaukee Public Library card you can download audiobooks, music titles, and videos? You can do it all through OverDrive media service. OverDrive lets you browse thousands of titles, check out the ones you want, then download them to your computer or transfer them to your portable listening device. At the end of the loan period, titles will expire and be automatically 'returned' to the OverDrive library. To get started you will need a valid library card, access to the Internet, and free software for the computer and/or device on which you wish to use the material. For more information and to download the free software, go to the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium's OverDrive Digital Download Center.



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