There’s No Better Time
There’s no better time to learn how to borrow and download ebooks from Overdrive. We’re excited to announce that we will be holding how-to sessions throughout the month of August for anyone who is interested in learning how to borrow and download ebooks from Overdrive using their library card. CLAMS has just launched a Pilot Program together with four Massachusetts Library Networks that allows you to choose from over 100,000 ebooks with your CLAMS library card. We would love to show you how to get started. No registration is required.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, 1-2 PM (August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29), Bay Meeting Room, Main Library
What you will need:
– CLAMS library card number and PIN
– Your preferred reading device (iPad, Kindle Fire, etc)
What you may need:
– Apple ID and password
– Amazon account information (email and password)
The Library Networks are joining together to bring you more books. The new eBook project is being led by the Automated Resource Sharing Networks. As a network joins, their eBooks become available to loan to residents outside their own network.
The new eBook project takes that progress to next level. It is the latest example of libraries and library organizations working together to share resources and increase access for patrons. . Other than the membership fees public libraries already pay to be in an automated network, there is no additional cost to the public library. With federal IMLS funding and state funding, the MBLC is paying the OverDrive platform fee; MLS is assisting school libraries and libraries that are not members in one of the networks; networks will continue to purchase eBooks and eAudiobooks for their own network that can now be shared across networks. Once all networks join, there will be 345 participating public libraries with an estimated shared collection of over 350,000.
Residents can learn more about the new eBook pilot on mass.gov/libraries.
You may need a new app
To begin accessing books, download OverDrive’s Libby App. It will give you the easiest access to the expanded eBook collection. If you are blind or visually impaired, the OverDrive app will better serve you. To download, use the app store on your device, or visit the Overdrive website. This cooperative effort is funded by the Automated Resource Sharing Networks, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners —made possible in part with Institute of Museum and Library Services funding—, the Massachusetts Library System, and local libraries.