Long Beach Public Library is using technology to expand its services to include an e-book (electronic book) collection, an addition to its already popular downloadable audiobook collection.
“Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere, for free,” Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said. “This is a great step for technology to make it easier and more convenient for residents to access books. I love my e-reader, and I know this is going to be a great way for library users to download library books for their summer reading.”
E-books can be downloaded to personal computers, e-readers, tablets and smartphones. Patrons can browse selections or search by keyword. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, which can be either 7 or 14 days, and there are no late fees.
To download e-books and audiobooks to a personal computer or an e-reader, visit lbpl.lib.overdrive.com. Smartphone or tablet users should visit their app stores to download the OverDrive Media Console app for their devices.