DERRY — Derry Public Library continues to boost its technology offerings and now gives patrons another way to enjoy reading.
The library is now offering an eBook service that people can use to download books onto their computer, mobile device or e-reader.
Since 2006, New Hampshire libraries have provided access to downloadable audiobooks and eBooks through the NH Downloadable Books Consortium. Users log on to the Overdrive software platform and use their library card to view a selection of available titles to download free of charge.
This service is growing in popularity and often book titles are in high demand and the wait is long to get that favorite book.
Derry Public Library, along with the 12-member libraries of the GMILCS consortium, now gives patrons a broader option of getting those books to download with the launch of the 3M Cloud Library.
The Cloud Library contains eBooks for all the popular devices that can be downloaded directly from the library’s online catalog.
Titles are only available through the GMILCS libraries and wait time is shorter.
Collections include books for children, teens and and adults, including fiction, nonfiction, picture books, easy readers, biographies and cookbooks.
Both the Overdrive and 3M format require patrons to use a one-time software application download. But after that, books can be downloaded easily and books are self-returned so there are never overdue fees.
The library also has a blog for information, instructions, tutorials and links to other helpful resources.
Call the library at 432-6140 or visit derrypl.org.