Our reference staff has created these easy to follow instructions for using your new e-Reader with the Library!
Did you get a new e-reader this holiday season? The Cedar Rapids Public Library has hundreds of ebooks available to card holders. Attend one of our upcoming Library E-Book Informational Sessions and learn how easy it is to access our titles for your new device!
Did you receive an ereader as a gift this year? Downloading ebooks from the Cedar Rapids Public Library is easier than ever. Follow these helpful guidelines or visit the help section of the OverDrive site for more information.
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.
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.
OverDrive, the Cedar Rapids Library’s ebook provider, has developed several resources to make using library ebooks easy to understand. This How-To-Guide is one example. Use this as an easy guide to getting started using your device with OverDrive. If you have additional questions or need a little more help, you can also visit the tutorials… View more
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?