Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fauquier County Public Library e-books "how-to"

If you haven't taken advantage of the library's e-book service through OverDrive/the Blue Ridge Download Consortium, we have a "how-to" guide, specific to Fauquier County Public Library card holders, that will get you up and running in no time. These directions are specific to the three main types of e-readers:
  1. Checking out e-books on a Kindle device/app
  2. Checking out e-books on a NOOK, Kobo or other non-Amazon e-reader
  3. Checking out e-books on a tablet (iPad, Xoom, Vizio, etc.) or mobile device such as a "smart phone"
If you get stuck or have questions, be sure to stop in at one our drop-in sessions beginning Jan. 18:
  • Warrenton Library: NOOK/Sony/Kobo, etc. - 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays  
  • Warrenton Library: Kindles - 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays 
  • Warrenton Library: iPads/Tablets - 2-3 p.m. Fridays 
  • Bealeton Library: Kindles - 7-8 p.m. Mondays 
  • Bealeton Library: NOOK/Sony/Kobo, etc. - 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays 
  • Bealeton Library: iPads/Tablets - 2-3 p.m. Thursdays

What do you need to bring with you to a drop-in session? (1) A laptop if you are using a NOOK, Sony or Kobo; (2) any cords in case you need to connect to your laptop or your battery isn't charged; (3) your usernames/passwords for your e-mail account(s), Amazon account (if using Kindle or Kindle app), Apple ID (if using Apple device), etc.

If you can't make it to a drop-in session, call your local library (422-8500) and ask to speak with reference staff. Once you're set up with the OverDrive software and familiarize yourself with the checkout process, you'll be on your way to e-reading for free with the library's e-books.

For all e-book and e-audio book services offered by the Fauquier County Public Library, check out our website at library.fauquiercounty.gov. Under Find Information (on left-hand navigation), you'll see e-books/e-audio books listed.

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