Posts Tagged ‘eBooks’

Meet Libby… A fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library

July 11, 2017

Download ‘Libby’, the new app to let you discover and instantly enjoy thousands of ebooks and audiobooks FREE from your library.

  • Ground-breaking ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player.
  • It only takes a few taps to find and borrow a title.
  • Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.
  • Sample any book with a tap – nothing to download or delete.
  • Perfect for travelling or when you are on the ‘go’.
  • Try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with readalong audio.

To find out more visit https://meet.libbyapp.com

Have you asked Santa to bring you an eBook reader or tablet this Christmas?

December 21, 2016

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If you’re lucky enough for Santa to bring you a shiny new eBook reader or tablet for Christmas, don’t forget to load it up with lots of FREE eBooks, graphic novels, comics, magazines and newspapers from your library.

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Check out the latest crime thriller or romance novel wherever you are and never have to worry about returning it. We have a great selection of titles available for children and adults in eBook and Audio book format. You could be reading your next book in minutes.

To browse the selection of titles we have available visit our eRead website.

For instructions on how to borrow eBooks and Audio books, or if you would like to check if your device is compatible, visit OverDrive’s easy to follow help guide.

See Book, Read Book

If Santa doesn’t bring you a new eBook reader or tablet, don’t despair! You can still enjoy our eRead service on any device that has a modern day web browser. Find out more information and help about using this new browser-based eBook reader.

Magazines and Newspapers

We also have full digital copies of all your favourite magazines and newspapers just a click away. Download as many magazines as you wish, and choose from over 2000 newspapers, with no returns!

View online or download and read on your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone even when the library is closed!

To enjoy free newspapers, sign up for our magazine service, and for help getting started visit our Magazines and Newspapers websites.

Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library members on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Read titles through the iOS Mobile App for iPad or iPhone.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

Remember these services are only available for library members, so if you’re not a member yet find out how to join.

Read an eBook Day – Tell your story

September 13, 2016

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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 – https://south-ayrshire.overdrive.com/

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!

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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.

The Big Library Read

March 23, 2016

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From now until the end of March, library members from around the world can borrow the eBook and audiobook of the #1 New York Times best selling American Sniper. With no wait lists or holds, the Big Library Read creates a digital “global book club” as readers can experience the same title together.

American Sniper by Chris Kyle  From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

Readers can share their thoughts on the Big Library Read website, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #‎biglibraryread

To find out more  about our free ebook and audiobook service, or to take part in the Big Library Read visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/ereads

Have you asked Santa for an eBook reader or tablet this Christmas?

December 19, 2014

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If you are lucky enough for Santa to bring you a shiny new gadget for Christmas, don’t forget to load it up with lots of FREE eBooks, magazines and newspapers from your library.

eBooks

Check out the latest crime thriller or romance novel wherever you are and never have to worry about returning it. We have a great selection of titles available for children and adults in eBook and Audio book format. You could be reading your next book in minutes.

To browse the selection of titles we have available visit our eRead website.

For instructions on how to borrow eBooks and Audio books, or if you would like to check if your device is compatible, visit OverDrive’s easy to follow help guide.

Magazines and Newspapers

We also have full digital copies of all your favourite magazines and newspapers just a click away. Download as many magazines as you wish, and choose from over 2000 newspapers, with no returns!

Download and read on your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone even when the library is closed!

To enjoy free newspapers, sign up for our magazine service, and for help getting started visit our Magazines and Newspapers websites.

See Book, Read Book

If Santa doesn’t bring you a new eBook reader or tablet, don’t despair! You can still enjoy our eRead service on any device that has a modern day web browser. Find out more information and help about using this new browser-based eBook reader.

Remember these services are only available for library members, so if you’re not a member yet find out how to join.

Read an eBook Day – celebrate and win with your library and OverDrive

September 17, 2014

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Read an eBook Day, the first-ever day dedicated to digital reading, takes place tomorrow Thursday, September 18, 2014. Join readers from around the world to show your appreciation and raise awareness for eBooks. To celebrate, simply check out and enjoy your favorite eBook from your library and spread the word to all the readers in your life.

OverDrive our eBook provider is getting in on the fun, too, by giving away tablets and devices every hour. To enter, just share your favourite eBook experiences and stories on OverDrive’s Facebook page and Twitter by using the hashtag #eBookDay. You can also share your story directly at www.readanebookday.com. The Read an eBook Day website also has some great suggestions if you’re looking for something new to read.

New to eBooks?

Not familiar with eBooks? Find out about about borrowing, downloading and syncing eBooks. Learn about eBook formats, what devices you can use and all about the ease and convenience of being able to read and checkout an eBook anytime, anywhere. If you’re new to eBooks learn how to get started here so you can be part of the fun.

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The new OverDrive app – borrow and read easier and faster from your library

OverDrive our eBook provider is also excited to announce that the latest version of the OverDrive app is now available!

Not only did they simplify the name from “OverDrive Media Console” to the “OverDrive app,” but they’ve also included two major enhancements:

  1. Borrow and read in just two steps! Elimination of the Adobe authorization step from the first-time user setup experience
  1. Return Open EPUB format books early.  Ability to return Open EPUB titles before the end of the lending period

Top tip: When prompted for a library name or postcode in the app enter ‘South Ayrshire Libraries’.  Please note – Your library card number and PIN code will be required.

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…

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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!

 

Check out some hot stuff at your library with these popular romance titles

February 13, 2014

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Dreaming of a romantic evening with Mr Grey, but are more likely to be sharing a meal deal dessert with Jabba or Solo? If this sight looks a bit too familiar and not because you’re a massive Star Wars fan, it’s not too late to add a bit of passion to your Valentine’s Day.

We have a selection of titles bursting with romance for you to check out and if you don’t see anything you fancy, there are plenty more books on the shelves. Just browse our catalogue where you are sure to find the perfect love match.

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No need to brush your hair, get out of your onesies or hide your ‘romantic’ books from prying eyes. We also have a great selection of the latest romance fiction available to download from our eReads website.

Top Tips – We also found this helpful, but simple online guide on how to ‘pick up chicks’ in three easy steps.

Technology Petting Zoo at Carnegie Library

February 5, 2014

devicesblogTo celebrate National Libraries Day we are holding a Technology Petting Zoo in Carnegie Library this Friday.  Staff will be on hand to help customers explore the jungle of eBook readers, tablets and smart phones that can be used to access some of our library services.

Customers will be able to see and touch a variety of these devices including; a Sony eReader, Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet, iPad 2 and Galaxy Samsung Note tablet.  Library staff will also provide guidance and support on the software that’s required to use our services on these gadgets.

We also have a lovely big touch screen media station for a hands on look at the great selection of eBooks and eAudio books we have available for loan.

Come along and join us at Carnegie Library, Ayr on 
Friday 7 February, 10am – 12pm

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What do to if Santa brings you an eBook reader for Christmas

December 20, 2013

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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!

Help and Advice

For instructions on how to borrow eBooks and eAudio, download the guide for your device below.  If you would like to check if your device is compatible, visit our eRead service provider’s Digital Help Guide.

Amazon Kindle

Due to Amazon’s restrictions in the UK, OverDrive eBooks can currently only be used on the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD series of tablets not the standard Kindle series of eBook readers.

See Book, Read Book

If Santa didn’t bring you an eBook Reader, don’t despair you can still enjoy our eRead service on any device that has a modern day web browser. Find out more information and help about using this new browser-based eBook reader.