5/16/13

Check Out eBooks

The Pueblo City-County Library District now provides a robust and growing collection of thousands and thousands of eBooks. These are books that you can check out and read from your eReader, smartphone, tablet or computer. The library’s eBook catalog includes classics and best sellers, esoteric titles and hot titles, fiction and non-fiction, as well as choices for children and adults. Use of eBooks is free to library card holders.


Access to library eBooks is pretty simple. Go to the library’s website at www.pueblolibrary.org. Roll over the “Search” button found toward the top, left corner of the screen and click on the “eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMusic” link (yes, the library provides e-versions of music, audiobooks, and, even, magazines, too!). Helpful hints on eBook use are provided on the resulting web page, including how to set up a variety of popular digital devices in order to facilitate use of library eBooks. Most current digital devices work with library eBooks, such as Android tablets and smartphones, Nooks and Kindles, iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices, and more.

I loaded my first library eBook onto my Android smartphone quite a number of months ago. Since then, I have regularly enjoyed reading digital books from my cell phone. Believe me, this is something that was somewhat unexpected. As recently as only a couple of years ago, I did not really envision a time when reading books on my cell phone would be an activity that I would enjoy. But I do! It works, and it works surprisingly well.

Using library eBooks is also convenient. I can search for what I want, check it out online, and download it to my phone on the spot. It means that books from the library are available to me 24-hours each day, seven days per week, whenever and wherever I want access. All I need is WiFi or cell access. And, because I already carry my cell phone with me everywhere I go, once I have checked out an eBook from the library, I nearly always have my current favorite reading material handy.

I encourage you to check out a library eBook. I think you will like it, too.

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