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New e-book options from Libraries on the Go

Jun
05
2015

New e-book options from Libraries on the Go

Libraries on the Go have introduced a few improvements to the way you can browse and read e-books:

Overdrive Read & Overdrive Listen
Now you can read e-books or listen to e-audiobooks without downloading them. When you check out an item, you should now see a button for 'Overdrive Read' or 'Overdrive Listen' next to the regular Download button. These buttons allow you to read or listen online through your web browser. However, you should download books if you wish to read while offline.  

'Dyslexic Font' now available
For those who have difficulty reading text, the dyslexic font option makes text clearer, with more pronounced spacing on both the website and within e-books viewed on the Overdrive app. This option can be found in Settings, in your Account section on the website. To select it within the Overdrive App open an e-book, click in the centre of the page, choose Font options and select one of the Dyslexic Fonts. More details

Holds list changes
The holds list in Libraries on the Go looks a bit different. Instead of displaying the total number of patrons waiting, users will only see the number of holds per copy. This gives you a better idea of when to expect the title.
Also,  if you have an e-book on hold and are next in line to receive it, it will say that there are ‘0 people ahead of you’, which does not count the patron who currently has the book checked out, as technically they are no longer on the holds list. 

If you have any concerns or questions about e-books please email us or phone 705-728-1010.