Posts Tagged ‘audio books’

Read an eBook Day – Tell your story

September 13, 2016


This Friday is Read an eBook Day a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favourite eBook from your library. Join the conversation by sharing what you’re reading, stories about why you love eBooks and by using the hashtag #eBookLove on social media.

Browse the brilliant selection of eBook and Audio book titles we have available at –

All you need to use this service is a valid South Ayrshire Library card and PIN code. It’s easy to use, available 24/7 and there are no late fees!

Why not drop in to Ayr’s Carnegie Library and have a go on our super fancy OverDrive Media Station and get titles sent directly to your device!


Don’t forget we also have FREE Wi-Fi available in all of our libraries –  so you can check out titles to your device even if you don’t have an Internet connection at home.


Escape with a great summer read and pretend the sun is shining

July 30, 2014

If your’re looking for some escapism as you relax on a sunny beach, or in your own back garden (with an umbrella handy and a jumper on today), we have lots of great summer reads for you to choose from.

If find a title you would like to borrow and it’s not available in your local library, you can always place a request for free and have it delivered to any of our branch libraries.

Download eBooks and Audio books and enjoy a good read anytime, anywhere…


Don’t forget we also have a great selection of summer reading titles available in eBook and audio book format to download from our eBook collection website. Perfect to take on holiday!


New features for our eRead mobile app

February 10, 2012

Mobile Devices

More and more of our customers are accessing our OverDrive-powered eRead service using their mobile device to checkout eBooks and eAudio. Today, OverDrive is pleased to announce new features for its mobile apps that are sure to increase that usage even further.

With the release of OverDrive® Media Console™ v2.4 for Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows Phone, users can:

  • Return audiobooks as well as eBooks.
  • Find definitions while reading using the dictionary lookup feature. Users can also use Wikipedia search, too!

The system requirements are still the same. The free apps can be installed on phones and devices running…

  • Android v1.5 (or newer)
  • Touch screen BlackBerry OS v4.7 (or newer)
  • Non-touch screen BlackBerry OS v4.5 (or newer)
  • Windows Phone 7 (or newer)

OMC v2.4 for iOS —iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®—will have early audiobook returns and dictionary lookup for iOS v4.0 (or newer) available soon.

Users with OverDrive Media Console already installed will get a notification that an update is available.

If you haven’t downloaded the app yet just search for ‘Overdrive Media Console’ on your app store.  For instructions on how to download the app and to check if your device is compatible with our eRead service visit OverDrive’s Media Console.

Have you asked Santa for an eBook reader this Christmas?

December 16, 2010

Download eBooks and audiobooks this holiday season

If Santa is generous enough to pop an eBook reader in to your stocking this Christmas, remember that you can download lots of popular titles from our eReads website, even when the library is closed over Christmas.  The best part is, it’s FREE, you just have to be a member of the library!

Up to four titles can be borrowed at any one time for up to 21 days and they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the South Ayrshire libraries website. All you have to do is browse the titles, check out the one you want, download it and then enjoy. 

If the book you want is checked out by another user, simply add it to your wish list and you will receive an email when it becomes available. Information is included with each title to explain the compatible formats on which it will play, but if you are unsure please download our check list below.