With temperatures reaching 100 degrees this weekend, the last thing you want to do is get out of the house and make a trek to your local library. So what's an otaku to do when you have a manga craving? Boot up your computer and head over to HCPL's Digital Media Catalog  to check out our new downloadable line of manga and graphic novels.
So, how can you start downloading manga today?
Since HCPL added the digital media catalog, I have been downloading audio books and even anime. When I heard that manga and graphic novels had been added, I immediately went home and downloaded my first title. So how can you do this too?
1. You need a valid HCPL library card to check out a digital media title. If you don't have a card, you can find out how to get one here .
2. For manga, you need to have Adobe Digital Editions  installed on your computer.
3. Once you have taken care of the first two steps, you are ready to cruise the catalog of digital manga and graphic novel titles and find something you like. Some of the manga titles include Dramacon  (one of my favorites), Snow Drop , King of Hell , The Dreaming , Faeries' Landing , and PhD: Phantasy Degree .
4. Click on the title that you want to check out and see if it's available for download. If it is, you can add it to your cart and checkout. If not, you can place the item on hold just you do with a regular library book.
5. Download and enjoy manga from the comfort of your own home.
Please note, this is a simplified version of the digital checkout procedure. If you want or need more information, our handy Help  page has all your answers.
Want to see a certain title added to digital media collection? Use the Suggestion Box !
So what are you waiting for? Start downloading today!