Thursday, January 24, 2013

Browse for eBooks

Our new site looks and works a little differently. Here's how to log into the site and browse for available eBooks:

Find the "Sign In" link in the upper-right corner of the screen. 

Type in your library or town name and select the library. Note that some libraries require more than just your library card number. Check with your local librarian for more information. 
The navigation menu at the top of the page can be brought back by clicking "Menu." 

Click on "All Fiction" or "All Nonfiction" (or any genre) to start browsing. Or check out the librarian-selected collections on the home screen. 

By default, the collection is sorted by the newest (to us!) titles that are usually checked out. Click on the "Only View Titles with Available Copies" button (moved to the left sidebar) to see titles you can check out now.From this screen you can narrow down the results by format, subject, publisher, even grade level. 

Clicking the "x" will remove the filter.

Available (left) versus checked out (right) icons:

Click on a book cover to read a description, see available eBook formats, add it to your wish list, or check it out. 

After your click "Borrow" you are brought immediately to your bookshelf to select a format. 

  • Nook Simple Touch
  • All Kobo devices
  • Older Sony Readers without wireless public library borrowing
  • Nook Color or Nook Tablet users have the option of using this method. 

  • All Kindle Devices
  • Most Kindle Apps

  • Android Phones
  • Most Android Tablets
  • iPhones
  • iPads
  • Nook Tablet, Nook Color, Nook HD, Nook HD+
  • Blackberry
  • Windows Phone 7