Why do people borrow books from the library ? Some read a lot of books and we have a lot. Borrowing books can help with your budget. Maybe, you are a reviewer and you like to read a few chapters before you commit to a book. Or you are a taster and you like to read a little of this book and a little of that book….There are all kinds of reasons to borrow from the library.
We have physical books in hardback, paperback and large type. If you are a commuter, a walker, or someone that likes to keep their hands busy you know that we have audio books on CD. Do you also know that we have eBooks and eAudbioooks? Yes, you can borrow books from the library and download them to your computer, tablet , smartphone or eReader.
Not everyone likes the idea of eBooks, but there are a few advantages. The first is that as long as your library card is good and you have an internet connection, you can get them anywhere and anytime. So when you are on vacation, or you can’t sleep at night or you need to research that technical question for work , we are open.
The second advantage – something you can not do with a printed book- is change the font size. or even the font . Some readers even let you change the color of the text or background. There are ways to customize the book so it easier for you to read and less of a strain on your eyes.
The third advantage, for both eBooks and eAudiobooks is that you don’t get overdue fines. When your time is up, the book or audio file will stop working. That’s it. Most data bases will give you an email warning, some even let you renew , but there are never fines.
Are there disadvantages? yes. First your library card ha to be up-to-date and you have to come in to see us if your card is expired. Second, there is a learning curve. Each database works a little differently, so I’d try to learn one at a time. Often there is a piece of software that needs to be downloaded and another password to create. The final disadvantage – is the same as using print books from the library. We only have so many copies of an eBook, so you might have to get on a list.
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And if you have any problems – ask a librarian for help