I received a call today from a gentleman named Charlie who lives in British Columbia. He is part of an organization working to build a new library and he wanted to know what type of digital content and new media they should be thinking about when they design their new building. I was caught slightly off-guard, to be quite honest, but the question got me thinking. What comes to mind when you think about technology at your library? How would you answer Charlies’ question?
With all of the questions we are getting about ebooks and how to download them to personal devices, we thought it would be helpful to provide some additional links to information by OverDrive, the company we work with. They have wonderful tutorials online to help get you started on using your device with our “virtual branch.”
One of the hottest items this year for gift-giving was some form or e-Reader. The Metro Library Network (MLN) which consists of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion Libraries offer free downloadable eBooks (and Audiobooks) to library card holders through the OverDrive network.
The holidays are a time of sharing, of getting together with family, and usually, of traveling. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has a variety of audio books (both in cd form and downloadable) that can help make a trip more tolerable.
Another way in which the Cedar Rapids Public Library (CRPL) will be using technology to make the library more efficient and to help get materials back on the shelf a little faster is the installation of an automated sorting system. Th
Self check is easy and convenient at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. To show you just how simple it is, check out our quick 30-second video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjc3Z6Xj1NA&hl=en&fs=1]
The Cedar Rapids Public Library West has been working towards this transformation for several weeks and today things are looking completely different! Our self-checks are now installed and working and our circulation desk has been moved to its new location to act as a laptop bar.
The Cedar Rapids Public Library West has undergone a series of small changes over the past few months in preparation for some major changes that will begin November 29.
Prior to the flood of 2008, the Cedar Rapids Public Library had established self-check systems in place. The flood waters destroyed these machines and since that time the library has handled all check-outs personally. Late this month, the new self-check system will be installed at the CRPL West. This picture shows you one… View more
Did you know that the Cedar Rapids Public Library has more than 1,800 ebooks available for download to your personal device? These include more than 1,000 audiobooks! Ebooks are compatible with ebook readers such as the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Sony eReader. And we’re adding more all the time!