Overdrive

Overdrive for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Learn how to download or stream eBooks and audiobooks using Overdrive. All you need is a Harris County Public Library card! Join us on Tues 10/30 from 2:30 PM - 4 PM. Self-register online or call 832-927-7830.

Overdrive for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Need help downloading or streaming eBooks and audiobooks using #Overdrive? Join us for a free class on Tues Sept 5 from 2:30-4 PM in the Computer Lab.  All you need is a Harris County Public Library card! Self-register online here or by calling 832-927-7830.

Libby for Library eBooks & Audiobooks

Have you met Overdrive's newest app, Libby? Want to learn how to download or stream #eBooks & #audiobooks? Join us in the Computer Lab at #KingwoodLibrary on Tues 6/19 from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Self-register online for this class at http://bit.ly/2LYkkhD or by calling 281-360-6804

Visit The Evelyn Meador Library

Spring has sprung! What a wonderful time of year. As the weather is getting nicer more people are getting out of their houses and next week is spring break for CCISD. If you’re looking for something to do during spring break we have a couple of things going on here at the Evelyn Meador Library.

eBook Collections to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

If we're not there already, we are fast approaching the time of year when our resolve to keep our new year's resolutions begins to flag. So, for all of us whose stick-to-it-ness has lost some of its stickiness, or whose promise to stop procrastinating has been put off indefinitely,  we've created some special OverDrive collections to help you to overcome inertia and inspire you to be the best you that you can be in 2017.

(For those, like me, who are thinking 2018 is your year, as well as for those of you who are just perfect the way you are thank you very much, we have a list of the Best Books of 2016 and more).

Computer Class: E-Books and More!

Last year Harris County Public Library checked out over 1 Million E-Media titles.  Want to enjoy the freedom of checking out books and movies from home?  Join us this Saturday at 3:30 pm to learn about all the E-Media Harris County has to offer.

Kindle Your Fire for Reading: Check Out a Kindle Touch!

You’ve heard a lot about eBooks. You’re curious and wonder what all the fuss is about, but don’t really want to drop your hard-earned cash on a Kindle so you can find out. Now, you don’t have to. You can borrow a Kindle Touch from us to take home and try out. It’s simple; you check it out just like other library books. Yes. Really.

• You can find one in the catalog just like any other item. Search: kindle touch
• If your HCPL branch doesn’t have one on hand, you can request one online and pick it up when it arrives.
• You can use the Kindle to check out free eBooks from HCPL’s collection or download books available on Amazon.com
• You get to keep it for two weeks.
• All you need is an HCPL library card.

540,000 and Counting! Project Mill-E at the Midway Mark.

July 1 is the midpoint of the year and we thought it would be a good time to give you a progress report on Project Mill-E, Harris County Public Library’s initiative to circulate one million eBooks in 2016. In a word, the progress has been amazing! Since January 1, HCPL eBook readers have checked out 540,669 items (compared to a smidge over 397,000 for the same period last year—an increase of 36 percent). Any way you slice it, that is some serious eReading.

OverDrive Introduces Digital Magazines to its Line-up

Harris County Public Library is now offering a second way to access digital editions of the latest magazines. OverDrive has now added periodicals to its already varied roster of formats (which includes eBooks & eAudiobooks). Just like on Flipster, our other digital magazine service, OverDrive's digital mags are not "lite" online versions. They are identical to the newsstand editions down to the last period.

What's more, when you download an OverDrive magazine to your iOS or Android device, you get to keep it as long as you want...as in forever...free of charge...no strings attached and no library fines…ever. How cool is that?

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