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With your computer, Android or I-device, you can get started. Or else you can start at this page where eReaders are compared and quick start guides for various devices are provided.  ebooks

If any electronic resource in the library catalog catches your eye, note the alternate author on the item record, the one that is not a person’s name, e.g. One Click, Overdrive, etc. Then go back to the library home page and select “eBooks & eAudiobooks” on the right hand side, under Using Your Library. Once you’ve opened the eBooks & eAudiobooks page, find the tab for your alternate author for directions on how to download your item. A quick start guide may be available for your device; see the first paragraph. If you experience hiccups along the way, use “Ask us!”. Type in a keyword, or submit your question if it has not been answered, and you will receive a reply at the email address you provide.

An alternative is to check the Fremont Main branch calendar and find a Saturday morning when dedicated eBook help is scheduled. Bring your device and your library card.

Or you can always ask for help at the Information or Reference desk in the library. Keep in mind that at either desk you will be competing for the librarian’s attention as other patrons may be in line for unrelated matters.

So, don’t let eBooks or your device intimidate you. Help, self-help or otherwise, is available.

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Connect @ the Library – Computer Classes

Here are the classes at the Fremont Main Library for May 2008.

Register at the Information Desk or call (510) 745-1401

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Explore eBooks
Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. van Doorn Room
Prerequisites: Participants must be familiar with using the Internet

Need information on a subject and the library’s closed? Wish you had an audiobook to listen to? Learn how to access Alameda County Library eBooks and eAudiobooks from home, and learn which collection will best meet your needs. 90 minutes

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Job Search
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. van Doorn Room
Prerequisites: Participants must be familiar with using the Internet

Begin your job search by using printed and online library resources. Learn how the library’s resources can help jump-start your search. 90 minutes

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Beginning Blogging
Date: Saturday, May 31
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. van Doorn Room
Prerequisites: Participants must be comfortable with basic computer skills and already have an e-mail address before the class starts.

Do you have something to say, but no forum in which to say it? Would you like a place to talk about your favorite topic? Perhaps you need a place to post pictures of your travels. These are only three of the many uses for blogs. Join us to learn about blogging and get a start on your own blog. 90 minutes

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