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Ebooks Now Available

   Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Ebook imageThe Library's Overdrive subscription has been expanded to offer ebooks in addition to audiobooks.

These ebooks are in the Adobe EPUB format, and work with many ereader devices, including the Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony eReader - they are not compatible with the Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad.

Anyone with a valid MVLC library card can visit http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com to start browsing. We're starting with a small ebook collection, but will continue to add titles.

Searching for ebooks works the same as searching for audiobooks, but you will need to download and install the free Adobe Digital Editions software. Overdrive provides instructions for getting started, and offers a great video guided tour of using our Overdrive library. We also have an introductory brochure [pdf] that gives tips on using Overdrive.

In addition to Overdrive, our Reading Room page lists other places from which Chelmsford residents can download free ebooks (including some Kindle resources).

If you're still considering purchasing an ebook reader, here are resources to help you evaluate which device would work best for you:

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Changes to our Overdrive Downloadable Audio Books Service

   Thursday, February 21st, 2008 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Digital Audiobooks Downloads with OverdriveIn response to comments from our patrons, the libraries of the MVLC Consortium recently voted to change a few of the borrowing policies for downloadable audio books from our Overdrive library. The new policies are:

  • Books are now checked out for 14 days (instead of just 7)
  • Patrons can now check out up to 5 items at a time (instead of just 3)

The rest of our downloadable audio book policies have not changed. You can browse for and download these books from http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com.

For assistance with searching or downloading audio books from Overdrive, please contact the Reference Desk.

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