Hubbard Public Library expands online services


Staff report

HUBBARD

Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., has expanded its services to include eBooks, audiobooks, digital music and digital video, which is available to download for free any time from the library’s website through the Ohio eBook Project.

Library-card holders can check out and download digital media by visiting www.beyond-books.org.

Patrons browse the Ohio eBook Project’s website, check out materials with a valid library card, and then download content to a PC, Mac or other mobile device. Titles can be read immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, nook, Sony Reader, and many others. Titles automatically will expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees.

Visit the reference desk at the library to find out if your eReader or mp3 player is compatible with OverDrive Media.

Learn how to download ebooks, audiobooks, digital music and digital video with OverDrive Media by attending a class at the library. Class size is limited, so registration is required. There is no fee, but a flash-drive is recommended to save information. Flash-drives are available for purchase from Friends of the Hubbard Public Library at the reference desk. Call the library at 330-534-3512, ext. 3, to register for a class. Sessions are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. March 19, 3 p.m. March 22, 11 a.m. March 24 and 10 a.m. April 16.

The Ohio eBook Project is a statewide consortium that provides a shared collection of downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music and video to member libraries across Ohio. It was established in 2005.

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