The Cedar Rapids Public Library is now offering a new digital service called Hoopla, offering Cedar Rapids citizens access to downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, music, comics, movies, and television delivered directly to your device. “Hoopla offers access to a new library of digital content for our community,” said Dara Schmidt, Director of the Cedar Rapids Public… View more
Did you just get a new e-reader or tablet? Get your eBooks for free through the Cedar Rapids Public Library Overdrive page! Don’t know how to download eBooks? No problem. We’ve got directions for you. Our Overdrive selection has new titles added all the time, so keep checking back! We also have several upcoming classes… View more
Three adult siblings are called home to Emlyn Springs, Nebraska, to bury their father. Although they’ve already lost their mother, Hope, the three struggle to make sense of death – because Hope was, literally, lost when she disappeared without a trace during a tornado over thirty years ago. The siblings not only live with pain,… View more
Our reference staff has created these easy to follow instructions for using your new e-Reader with the Library!
Adding ebooks to the Amazon Kindle is finally available and really easy to do! OverDrive has put together this easy to follow video to help get you started.
We’ve just added about 150 more eBooks titles to our digital library, ranging from older favorites to new releases. Here’s a sample but check out the whole list here.
Kindle users now have the ability to download ebooks from the Metro Library Network, which consists of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha and Marion Public Libraries. OverDrive, the service used by the Metro Library Network to lend ebooks, announced the change yesterday. “Our customers have been asking for this since we began lending ebooks,” said Amber… View more
In the Library world we talk a great deal about the importance of providing access to technology in our communities. According to the recently released Public Library Funding & Technology Access study conducted by the American Library Association, 83% of Iowa libraries offer the only free access to computer/Internet in their communities. The national average is 67%. More than just offering computers and Internet access, Iowa libraries offer licensed databases, homework help, virtual reference, ebooks and downloadable audio books.
Amazon announced today that it is working with OverDrive (our ebook supplier) to begin lending Kindle ebooks through libraries.
OverDrive, the service the Cedar Rapids Public Library uses for ebooks, has just announced the release of a BlackBerry App that will allow direct library ebook downloads. This free application is available on the OverDrive website.