eBook and eAudiobook
eBooks and eAudiobooks are now available through the new Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Digital Library. The digital library is accessible to you from home and library free of charge with your GRRL library card!
Library patrons can now check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from www.digital.griver.org. You may go through the GRRL library catalog at www.griver.org and click on the Digital Library tab, or go directly to digital.griver.org. You’ll need to enter your library card number and PIN to access e-resources.
GRRL is purchasing items for its digital library through OverDrive, a company that provides digital services to many libraries. The first time you check out digital materials, you will need to download free software at the Quick Start Guide page on the GRRL website. OverDrive is easy to use and gives detailed instructions to first time users, and also provides a list of compatible eBook devices.
A few details about eBooks:
Digital books will loan out in almost the same way as paper books. A digital loan can be for 7-21 days, depending on the title, its format, and the patron’s choice. When you check out a digital copy, no one else can borrow it. Find a book that’s checked out to another patron? You can place up to three ‘holds’ on items you want. You may check out six titles (a combination of eBooks and eAudiobooks) at a given time. If you didn’t finish a title, it can’t be renewed but you can check it out again once it becomes available. And make sure you don’t have any fines or charges on your account as they’ll need to be paid prior to using this service.
New titles are being added almost daily, with a focus on new releases. In addition, approximately 15,000 public domain titles including classics by Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are available as eBooks and do not count as library checkouts.