October 31, 2011
Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) now has eBooks available to download from the library’s website 24/7. These eBook titles can be read on computers and portable devices such as an iPad, Nook, Kindle, smartphone or other compatible devices. The purchase of eBooks is made possible by a grant from Friends of WRL.
This new eBook service is free for WRL cardholders. To get started using eBooks visit the WRL eBook site. There you will find the free software needed to download and install on supported devices, as well as detailed instructions on how to do that.
A valid WRL library card number is required to sign into the eBook site and download titles. Users can place up to three titles at a time in their cart, but only one title at a time can be checked out. One other title can be placed in a hold list. Titles check out for 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the time period chosen. Since eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period, they never incur late fees and don’t require a trip to the library to return them.
For more information on this new service visit wrl.org/ebooks. Users seeking help on using the system can contact the Adult Services staff at 259-4050, via Ask A Librarian, or through the library’s Instant Message service.