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eBooks Ready When You Are

Are you one of the millions that received an eBook for Christmas? Well, guess what. Now you can download eBooks straight from your library website – www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System recently expanded their eMedia services, which already include downloading of audiobooks to your iPod or MP3 player to downloading best-selling and classic eBooks. To check out, all you need is a valid library card, a computer, a Sony Reader™ or Barnes & Noble nook™, and an internet connection. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on the computer or transferred to a supported device. At the end of the 7 or 14 day lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the collection. You’ll never receive a late fee or a fee for damaged items.

“I just got an eReader for Christmas, and it’s great because the library has hundreds of available books for download,” said Kim Terry, Director of Marketing & Communications. “It has everything from my favorite author, Harlan Coben, to the teen craze “Twilight” saga.”

Customers will need to install free software, like the OverDrive Media Console for audiobook titles and Adobe Digital Editions for eBook titles, for use on a Windows operating system or Mac.

Currently, because of the use of DRM-protected Adobe EPUB and PDF eBooks, the service works with Sony eReader™ and Barnes & Noble nook™. Because the books come as Adobe EPUB, they cannot be used with an Amazon® Kindle.

So start checking them out -- and lighten up your book bag.. and save your wallet! Just go to http://www.metrolibrary.org and click on eMedia.  

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.