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  • Writer's pictureJohn Lim

MF 283 : Accessing ebooks and audiobooks from the library

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

Today, I cover how to access ebooks and audiobooks from the library.

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Accessing ebooks and audiobooks from the library (with or without a Kindle device)

  1. Check your library’s website for information on its electronic materials collection, including how to borrow them.

  2. Note: Several libraries are now offering electronic registration to get a library card in case you don’t have one.

  3. Most libraries will use Libby or Overdrive (available for free for IOS or Android)

  4. Browse the collection:

  5. Log-in with your library card account number.

  6. You can get on the waitlist for books that are checked out.

  7. You can also filter the lists by genre, category and by availability.

  8. Checking out:

  9. The Kindle is a popular option. You can either use a Kindle device or download the Kindle app to your mobile, tablet or laptop.

  10. If you have both, you can switch back and forth as the Whisper Sync technology picks up from where you left off no matter which device you’re using.

  11. The Libby app will also allow you to read the book right there if you prefer.

  12. Check with your library’s website on other third-party reader app options.

  13. Use the app to check out.

  14. Returns are automatic at the end of the loan period.

  15. If you finish early, return it early so the next person can enjoy it.

For great tips on working at home while self-isolating

MF 282 : Alissa Carpenter on staying healthy and productive during self-isolation

What I’m reading / read

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (****): The inspiration for the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical. A thorough and engaging biography of Hamilton, detailing his life, trials and tribulations and his unlikely path towards becoming one of George Washington’s most trusted aides during the Revolutionary War and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

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