Book lovers in Elgin now have access to thousands and thousands – yes, thousands! – of books right at their fingertips.
Since its official implementation in Elgin this past October, Nebraska OverDrive has been giving Elgin Public Library patrons a seemingly endless supply of books with a few clicks of a button. And they are liking the variety!
“We have 8-9,000 books here,” said Elgin’s Librarian Joyce Sullivan. “With it (OverDrive), our book selection has tripled or more.”
So now, patrons can “checkout” a book 24/7 from the library’s website: http://libraries.ne.gov/elgin
How does it work? Nebraska OverDrive allows users to download eBooks and/or audiobooks onto their computer, smartphone, tablet, ipod or eBook reader.
According to statistics provided by Sullivan, a total of 203 titles have been checked out to date. Of those, 13 were audiobooks and 190 were eBooks.
Sullivan says that there are two great benefits for users of the Nebraska OverDrive system. “First, there are no late fees,” she said. Books are automatically returned so readers don’t have to remember any overdue dates.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review