With OverDrive Read, you can borrow eBooks and read them right in your browser with a single click—no software or downloads required. This is because OverDrive Read is a browser-based eBook reader that works on most computers, tablets, and mobile devices running web browsers with HTML5 support. OverDrive Read has many of the same features as popular eBook readers, like the ability to add bookmarks, search for terms, add notes...Read more
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Sherlock Holmes‘ birth date is widely agreed to be January 6, 1854 (based on the scholarship of Christopher Morley, American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet, and founder, in 1934, of the Baker Street Irregulars-the oldest literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes). Perhaps no other fictional character ever created possesses the enduring popularity and seeming immortality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, Conan Doyle himself was ultimately unsuccessful in killing...Read more
Windsor Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection web site experience just for kids called the eReading Room for Kids. The main digital collection, windsor.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe, friendly, and easy browsing experience for children. To access the eReading Room for Kids, visit the Windsor Public Library web site, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Kids &...Read more
Is your monthly book club doing a number on your bank account? Do you find that every time you need a title from the library for your book group, it’s checked out with a waiting list? Is it your turn to moderate the next meeting and you’re having a tough time choosing a title or finding suitable discussion questions? WPL is here to help you with our Book Club to Go Kits! The...Read more
Reposted from http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2013/11/27/an-overdrive-update-regarding-the-reported-security-breach-of-adobe-data As widely reported, Adobe confirmed that they suffered a security breach of customer data on their servers. The company posted information at their blog here: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/10/important-customer-security-announcement.html Adobe has confirmed that OverDrive school and library users with activated Adobe eBook accounts may have been affected. Here is information that they have provided. 1. Adobe is in the process of resetting passwords and notifying affected users. Affected users will...Read more
Due to a continual uptick in usage across the product lines of Freegal Music, Freegal Movies, and Freading eBooks, Freegal will be performing a major upgrade to its database servers. The end result of these improvements will be faster searches and navigation. It is something a major site needs to do every year or two. Thursday, November 14th at 2 am Eastern Standard Time, Freegal Music, Freegal Movies and Freading...Read more