The Roanoke County Public Library is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader – the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and more. To get started, visit http://elib.rvl.info.
The Roanoke County Public Library, which is part of the Roanoke Valley Libraries consortium that includes Botetourt County, the City of Roanoke, and the City of Salem, also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook readers, like the Barnes & Noble® NOOK™ and Sony® Reader.
Kindle users can browse the collection of bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights, and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.
The library is anticipating a high demand for eBooks, so patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the “Always Available” eBooks with no need for holds. The library will continue to build its eBook collection so check back for more titles. The OverDrive collection can be found at http://elib.rvl.info.
Roanoke Valley Libraries partners with OverDrive, Inc., a global leader in eBook distribution for libraries and schools, to offer this service.
The Roanoke County Public Library is the community’s primary resource for lifelong learning and the place people turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading, and the power of information. There are six libraries in Roanoke County: Headquarters/419, Bent Mountain, Glenvar, Hollins, Mount Pleasant, and Vinton. The operation of the Roanoke County public library system is made possible in part through the support of Friends of the Library, a non-profit public charity as designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to Friends are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and according to your personal situation. For more information, call (540) 772-7507 or visit www.yourlibrary.us.
Submitted by PENNY K. LLOYD