Overdrive Is A Hit!

August 21, 2007

Our brand new service from Overdrive allows you to download an audiobook to your home computer and from there to an MP3 player or, in many cases, you can burn the book to CDs. In the first few weeks of this service, we’ve had hundreds of audiobooks downloaded by patrons. There are approximately 50 titles that are available all the time to as many patrons who want them–these are called “Always Available” and they appear at the top of the selection list. We also have hundreds of titles–which are updated monthly, that are available to patrons one-at-a-time just as though they were actual books in a library. If the title you want is currently “out” then you may place a hold on it just the way you would in the regular LION catalog. To see and download audiobooks in our Overdrive catalog, click on the button on our Library homepage or click on the button in the LION catalog. There are simple instructions along with answers to frequently-asked-questions for patrons. Our Always Available books include: A Tale Of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man by John Perkins and My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse–to name just a few.