If you have a Kindle, you may be surprised at some of the things you can do with it. Check out this post – “50 Surprising Ways to Use Your Amazon Kindle” by Jeff Dunn at edudemic.com to discover tips and tricks you may never have thought to try.
OverDrive App Released for Nook Color
If you own a Nook color and find the process of downloading our e-media to your computer and then transferring it to you device to be laborious, we have good news! There is now a free OverDrive Media Console app for download in the Nook app store. Just visit the store from your Nook Color to download it, and you will have instant, on-the-go access to our ePub e-books and mp3 audiobooks. If you already have an Adobe ID from using Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, you can reuse it when registering your device with the app. For more information on how to set up the app to work with our library books, please see the mobile devices help page on our website .
Got Sony Reader Wi-Fi?
Last week, I posted about how to download the library’s OverDrive titles directly to your Kindle. This week, another e-reader with direct download capability emerged. The newest in Sony’s e-reader line, officially named Sony Reader Wi-Fi, also allows you to checkout and download library e-books without a computer in the middle of the process. OverDrive has created an instructional video to teach Sony Reader Wi-Fi users this new download method.
You asked for it, and now it’s here! Our OverDrive downloadable e-books are now available for Kindle devices and apps.
To download an e-book to your Kindle, visit our Digital Collection. Search for a book you would like to download. If it has this icon: add that version to your digital bookbag and download. Downloading will prompt you to login to your Amazon account. From there, you can send the title to your Kindle device or app. For detailed instructions, please see our website.
With the proliferation of e-readers comes an increasing demand for e-books in libraries. Many libraries offer free downloadable e-books and audiobooks, but they may not be compatible with all readers. If you are a patron at the East Greenbush Community Library (or any Upper Hudson library), you can find our digital collection here. In addition to your public library, there are several sources of free, legal e-book downloads. Here are a few to get you started:
Also, check with the vendor of your device. For example, if you own a Nook, you can search the Barnes and Noble website for free e-books. Ditto with the iTunes store and any of the Apple family of devices. Happy e-reading!