Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New smart phone or tablet? We have an app for that!

NewYearDid Santa bring you a new tablet, smartphone or e-reader this holiday season? If so, now is the time to get started with e-books, e-audio books and downloadable magazines from Fauquier County Public Library.

e-books & e-audio books from OverDrive

The Blue Ridge Download Consortium, powered by OverDrive, is the place to go to find popular fiction and nonfiction e-books and e-audiobooks. If you’re using a tablet or smartphone, you will want to download OverDrive’s free mobile app, OverDrive Media Console, to easily find and save your library’s OverDrive website and to download and enjoy borrowed titles on your device. Get the app from your app store or from http://omc.overdrive.com for these popular devices and platforms: Android™, BlackBerry®, iOS (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod® touch), Windows® Phone, Kindle® Fire tablets, KoboTM tablets, and NOOK® tablets. For complete details on how to get started using your specific device, you'll want to check out Getting started with OverDrive.

e-audio books from OneClickdigital

In addition to OverDrive, the library subscribes to OneClickdigital, which includes exclusive Recorded Books audiobooks, available to Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users. The OneClickdigital collection includes works by popular authors such as Lawrence Block, Rita Mae Brown, James Lee Burke, Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth Peters, and John Sandford. OneClickdigital also includes a collection of classic e-book titles. The nice thing about OneClickdigital is that checkouts are unlimited - your entire book club or reading group can check out a OneClickdigital copy of a title and enjoy listening to the title together.

e-magazines from Zinio

Full digital versions of your favorite magazines, including the Economist, House Beautiful, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian Magazine and Weight Watchers are available for download to your tablet or computer. New issues are released and ready for download at the same time as the print edition - many before they arrive at the library. You can  check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account for as long as you wish. To get started, watch this how-to video, then create your Zinio accounts (one for the library, one for Zinio.com), download the free Zinio reader app for your iPhone, iPad, Android, Win 8, Mac, PC or Kindle device, and start reading!

Want to learn more?

Library staff will introduce you to the latest apps available for your device, including e-book/e-audio book and digital magazine apps, as well as our mobile catalog and the Transparent Language Online mobile app, on the following dates at the Warrenton Library:
  • Saturday, Jan. 10, 10:30-noon
  • Saturday, Jan. 24, 10:30-noon
  • Sunday, Feb. 8, 1:30-3 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 14, 1:30-3 p.m. 
If you can't make it to one of these events, be sure to ask our friendly reference staff for tips and advice.

  ~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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