Looking for titles for the new ebook reader you received during the holidays? Beebe Library has a growing collection of ebooks to checkout online at http://overdrive.noblenet.org.
The collection has grown 35% in the last four months. Children’s picture book titles have recently been added, joining popular fiction, non-fiction, teen titles, children’s books and classics in the library’s online collection. All can be borrowed free of charge to residents of communities served by the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), and cardholders of participating college libraries by
entering your library card number.
The library collection is compatible will all the major devices, including the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, and the iPad and other tablets. In addition to ebooks, audiobooks are also available for the iPod and MP3 players.
A user can have up to four downloadable items checked out at the same time, any combination of e-books or audiobooks. Unlike audio downloads, ebooks can be“returned” early to access additional titles. There are no fines or overdues with the ebooks or audiobooks because the titles expire at the end of the loan period automatically.
Information and helpful guides on downloading ebooks via the library’s Overdrive service are available on Beebe Library’s web site at wakefieldlibrary.org. Click on “Ebooks & Audiobooks” under the “Quicklinks” menu. Handouts are also available at the Reference Desk.
Beebe Library will be holding small informal instructional sessions in January on using Overdrive to download library ebooks. Check for dates and times on www.wakefieldlibrary.org/ or phone the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334, x2 for information.
The library ebook and audiobook service is funded by the 28 member libraries of NOBLE.
Public libraries participating in NOBLE are:
Beverly Public Library, Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, Everett Public Libraries, Sawyer Free Library of Gloucester, Lynn Public Library, Lynnfield Public Library, Abbot Public Library of Marblehead, Melrose Public Library,
Peabody Institute Library of Peabody, Reading Public Library, Revere Public Library, Salem Public Library, Saugus Public Library, Stoneham Public Library, Swampscott Public Library, Beebe Memorial Library of
Wakefield and Winthrop Public Library.
Academic libraries participating in NOBLE are: Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown; Endicott College, Beverly; Gordon College, Wenham; Merrimack College, North Andover; Middlesex Community College, Bedford and Lowell; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly; North Shore
Community College, Danvers and Lynn; Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence; Phillips Academy, Andover; and Salem State University.
NOBLE is a non-profit founded by participating libraries thirty years ago to share resources and improve service
and efficiency through shared automation.