Limon Memorial Library and Lincoln County Bookmobile as part of the AspenCat Consortium are please to provide ebooks to our patrons.
With one in five adults owning an ebook reader and many more owing tablets and smart phones, libraries are responding with downloadable ebooks. Through the Limon Memorial Library and Lincoln County Bookmobile library patrons with valid 14 digit library card numbers can now access ebooks.
Popular authors include Stephen King, Nora Roberts, and Stieg Larsson as well as Colorado authors like Connie Willis and Diane Mott Davidson. Children’s and young adult ebooks are also available. Readers can access the new ebooks with their library card. Ebooks can be found in the AspenCat catalog or by searching the.
“These ebooks come in all genres and authors; and even new releases can be found and downloaded,” said Katie Zipperer, member of the AspenCat Ebook Task Force and Lincoln County Bookmobile Director. “Libraries are not just for print books anymore, just like the world around us, libraries are keeping up with the changes in technology.”
Time savings is one benefit of the program. The ebooks can be downloaded and readers can search the catalog at their leisure. Ebooks also eliminate concerns such as damaging or losing books.
There will be a special overview of this new resource during an open house on Monday, June 28th, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. At this time 3M Cloud Library does not support the Kindle format, but is negotiating an application. However it does support PC, Mac, iPad, Nook, iPhone and Android.
Just like regular books, e-books can be checked out. Once these books have been checked out, they can be downloaded to your device. Information on downloading is available on the library’s website or by talking to a library staff member.
With newer technologies becoming widely available, the Lincoln County Bookmobile and Limon Memorial Library are working to meet the ever changing needs of the public. The new resource will help libraries save time, manage resources effectively and give local communities a “green” option for their reading by using a digital format.