Wednesday, March 24, 2010

E-Books now available to Londonderry Leach Library patrons through the NH Downloadable Books website

The New Hampshire Downloadable Books website is now providing access to e-books in addition to their current offering of audio books. James Patterson, Stuart Woods, Nora Roberts, Stephanie Meyer, Dean Koontz, Barbara Kingsolver, and Michael Pollan are just a few of the many famous authors whose works are available for check out. Looking for a certain style of book instead of a particular author? No problem! Browsing by genre is also available so you can always find a good mystery or romance title.

The e-book files downloaded from the site are in the open source EPUB format. Compatible devices include the various Sony readers and the Barnes and Noble Nook. The Amazon Kindle, due to the fact that it uses a proprietary file format, will not work with this website. For additional information on compatibility issues, visit the Overdrive web site

A few other things to know about this exciting new service:
  • You can use your computer (PC or MAC) as an e-reader without purchasing a separate device.
  • The checkout time will be 14 days with the ability to return titles early.
  • You can have three items checked out at one time.
  • None of the titles are in the public domain as these are already available for free through web sites such as Google Books and Project Gutenberg.
If you have any questions about e-books please feel free to contact the reference desk at 432-1132 or

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