Friday, May 1, 2009

Fasten Your Seatbelts for OverDrive

Are you using your library card yet? Or have you just been stashing it in your wallet or purse until you actually need to visit a physical library to check out books, music CDs, and DVDs? Remember that you can unleash the power of your library card without even having to step into a library building (though we are always happy to serve your research and recreational needs should you choose to visit our branches throughout the city).

In a previous posting, we highlighted what you can do with our electronic databases. On May 4, 2009, fasten your seat belts because the San Francisco Public Library unveils its latest addition to its ever-growing collection of electronic media: OverDrive, a global distributor of audibooks, e-books, music, and videos. You can download the latest novel from the New York Times Best Sellers list onto your mp3 player or e-book reader, listen to music, and watch classic TV series, films, and documentaries right on your computer. Prepare to indulge in a wide spectrum of media ranging from bestselling audiobooks and e-books to classical music and documentary and feature films.

To kick off this latest addition to our family of databases, be on the lookout for the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile which arrives at the Main Branch (Fulton Street side) of the San Francisco Public Library on May 8 (noon to 5 p.m.) and May 9 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Learn more about this digital library collection and how you can access its ever-expanding multimedia collection.

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