eBooks Galore from Sno-Isle Libraries

Jan 24, 2013

Sno-Isle Libraries will launch a new eBook service to vastly increase number of ebook titles to library customers.

An unveiling event is planned with a short speakers program plus customer demos on January 24, at 3 p.m., at the Lynnwood Library.

Library customers are encouraged to bring their e-gadgets for coaching on how to use and enjoy this new service.

eBook reading is skyrocketing and so is the demand for titles. According to a study published last week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the share of Americans who read eBooks increased dramatically over the past year to 23 percent from the previous year’s 16 percent. The tablets and e-reader devices are now owned by one-third of the U.S. population, aged 16 and older.

This rapid technology adoption rate is driving an insatiable appetite for eBook titles, which has been difficult for public libraries to satisfy, until now.

The Sno-Isle Libraries will be the first library district in the Pacific Northwest to launch a new eBook service, on January 24, from 3M Cloud Library Systems fully integrated with library customer accounts.

The new eBook service will make it much easier for Snohomish and Island County ebook customers to find and check-out over 3,000 additional eBook titles for use on non-Kindle devices, computers and laptops.

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