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Check out digital media from your library

Check out digital media from your library
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E-books are taking over the publishing industry. They’re available at your library, too, along with other digital media, such as music and movies. But how do you find what you want?

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OverDrive is a company that works with publishers, libraries and schools to distribute e-books, music and video. You can use its site to find the titles you want.

Visit OverDrive’s site and search for content to see what libraries carry it. Alternatively, you can search by ZIP code for associated libraries and bookstores in your area.

Select a local library and then click the library link on the page. You’ll be taken to the library’s digital media catalog.

To check out digital media, you will need a library card number. Then follow the instructions for using the media. For example, Amazon Kindle content is downloaded from Amazon’s site. To put it on a Kindle requires Wi-Fi or a USB cable.

If you want to search for media and download it directly to a tablet or smartphone, Overdrive has a free app. You will also need this app to check out content in some libraries.

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