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Coming Soon Features For Our Mobile App Users

First let me apologize for the delay in getting the previously mentioned eBooks into the system.   There was an unforeseen delay that was out of our control.  It should be completed soon.  The new August titles may meet the same unforeseen delay.

I was recently at our vendor's convention for eBooks and they mentioned a few features they are working on.  They may be up by the end of the year, but their main focus is in getting the Kindle up and running.  They would not state the date that the Kindle will be able to use our service, but they did stress that it will be VERY SOON.

New titles incoming!

 We will be placing an order soon that will add 275 new eBooks to our Digital media catalog!  There is a nice grouping through a lot of genres.  I focused on purchasing older titles from authors with the highest holds, filling series gaps, or adding complete series to the eBook collection.

There will be no new eAudio titles in this batch (which I hope will be added next week.)

The August "new titles" will be added shortly though.  This will contain the normal high demand eBooks and eAudios that are added every month.

SPECIAL THANKS to the Friends of the Freeman Library for funding the purchase of this order of new eBooks.  The titles will be popular (and appreciated!)

The July Digital Titles Are Here!

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

eAudio

Where are the classics in the HCPL Digital Media Catalog?

Want to read a classic on your eReader but can’t find it in our digital catalog?  Try looking in the Project Gutenberg section of our Digital Media Catalog!

 

To find the classics in eBook format, first go to the HCPL Digital Media catalog at: http://hcpl.lib.overdrive.com/

The June Digital Titles Are Here!

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

eAudio

Overdrive App Update!

HUZZAH! 

 

The Overdrive app for the Android, Blackberry and Apple devices has been updated to allow you to return EPUB eBook titles early straight from the app. 

 

I tested it on an Android device and was confused at first.  In order to return the title, select "delete" from the menu.  You will then be given the option to "return and delete" or "Delete but not return" the title.

 

Great news!

The May Digital Titles Are Here!

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

eAudio

Song of Fire and Ice

 

With the new series, “A Game of Thrones,” now showing on HBO, there is renewed interest in the books.

 

Now fans of the series can rejoice as we have added the first four books to our digital catalog.  We already had the first book in EPUB format.  We finished up the series in eBook format and purchased each title as eAudio as well.

The April Digital Titles Were Recently Added!

New eBook and eAudio titles were recently added to the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  Here are a few examples of what you will find!

eAudio

A Small Update for Kindle users.

Some great news for Kindle users was announced this week!

 Amazon released a press release stating that they are going to allow the Kindle to work with our eBook titles on the Digital Media Catalog later this year.

 Here is a link to the press release.

 

We will update you again as soon as we know more!

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