Iberville Parish library to offer audiobooks and e-books

Staff reports

Iberville Parish Library patrons soon will be able to download best-selling and classic e-books and audiobooks from the library website anytime and anywhere – and free with their library cards.

The Iberville Library has joined with the Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge libraries to subscribe to OverDrive®, a download service currently offering popular fiction and non-fiction titles to more than 10,000 libraries, schools and retailers.

The service could be available as early as Monday (August 22).

Library patrons will be able to browse the list of titles available through OverDrive® online, check out with their library card numbers and download books to a PC Mac® and many mobile devices.

Hundreds of titles include best-selling novels, well-known classics and self-improvement guides, as well as free-use, public domain titles from the Gutenberg Digital collection.

“To get started, you will need your library card and a personal identification number (PIN) that you can set up at your library,” the library said in a news release. “You will also need to install free software on your desk computer or laptop. For audiobooks you will need OverDrive® Media Console™ software. To read eBooks, you'll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Both these programs will soon be available on the Tri-Parish E-Library link on our Iberville Library homepage.”

Readers can access downloaded books immediately on their computers or download them to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, Barnes & Noble Nook and others.

Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period – and there are no late fees.

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