ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Starting January 10th, 2011 you can begin to borrow digital copies of books (eBooks) from the Allen County Public Library.
The new eBook service adds to the already present digital audiobook service.
Initially the Library plans to allow up to ten (10) items (eBooks and downloadable audiobooks) to be checked out at any one time, with the ability to place a hold 5 of each item.
You’ll be able to check out eBooks for 7, 14, or 21 days and have the ability to renew instantly if the book hasn’t been placed on hold.
The Allen County Library has made the investment into eBooks for the reason that the price of an eBook is comparable to that of a traditional book but doesn’t need to be processed, routed among branches, shelved, or brought to the checkout desk. eBooks ever need to be repurchased due to damage or being lost and eBooks can save both time and money since they are checked out and returned without needing to come to a physical library location. They’ll expire automatically, so no need to worry about late fees. Plus, eBooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The only draw back for the traditional reader is the need for specific reading devices. Devices usually cost a one time fee for a possible lifetime of entertainment and learning without fear of deterioration.
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