I've always loved libraries. The opportunity to have so many books at your disposal is simply amazing. There is no buyer's remorse because you've tried one you didn't like. It's like having a good friend who trusts you with their prized possession.
If you have followed my blog, you know that I embrace technology. This post doesn't mean I have abandoned the brick and mortar libraries. I am cheering for them because they are moving with the times. I don't want libraries to disappear. I need them.
Overdrive is a software/app that allows you to borrow digital and audio library books. I use it mostly for borrowing audiobooks. Due to my long daily commute, I consume several audiobooks a month. Overdrive helps me to supplement my purchased audiobooks that I get from Audible.com. I honestly don't check out many ebooks. The selection at the library is limited to your popular authors, and I read so many ebooks that are NOT from well-known authors. Overdrive is hooked up to many library systems, and you can choose between the audio, Kindle, and Nook formats. I have the iPad app, iPhone app, or I can access it from my laptop.
I took some screenshots to illustrate the simplicity of checking out an ebook or audiobook. Notice in the last screenshots that the book loan is for 14 days. The book will automatically leave your device at expiration.
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