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NEIBORS Audio and eBook Downloads

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TAKE READING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH EBOOKS FROM Maquoketa Public Library Users have 24/7 access to titles compatible with popular e-reading devices


Maquoketa Public Library has expanded its download collection with the addition of eBooks . From the comfort of home, card holders can browse the collection, check out, and download eBooks and more anytime, anywhere.

eBooks can be read on a PC or Mac® using free reader software called Adobe® Digital Editions. eBooks can also be transferred to popular e-reading devices like the Sony® Reader and the Barnes & Noble nook™. Many eBooks feature reflowable text which allows a user to resize the text and alter the display to fit any screen size. The Sony Reader and the nook are designed to look and feel like a book and are great for users on the go. The devices feature E INK technology, a screen that reads like paper so it’s easy on the reader’s eyes.

“eBooks are growing in popularity and we are excited to offer this new format in addition to thousands of audiobooks and videos currently available,” said Karen Manning, Library director. “We have purchased hundreds of best-selling and classic titles, all of which can be read on your computer or compatible portable reading device.”

To check out eBooks, audiobooks, users need a valid library card, computer, and Internet connection. Once downloaded, digital media can be enjoyed on a computer and transferred to popular devices such as MP3 players, iPods®, Smartphones, and more. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection. Users may return eBooks early.

The North Eastern Iowa Bridge to Online Resource Sharing (NEIBORS) consortium is a project of North Central Library Service Area, Northeast Iowa Library Service Area and East Central Library Services. One hundred libraries from across the service areas are participating in the project by paying a yearly fee.

The link to the NEIBORS site is available on our website. For more information, come in, email, or telephone the library at 563-652-3874.


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