e-books and e-audios
Read or listen on Kindles, iPads, iPods, Nooks, Sony Readers, MP3 players, and other devices using your home computers, or, depending on the device, download directly onto the device itself. Patrons will need to do one-time downloads of free software onto their computer and/or device, then access the VALNet Digital Collection through the VALNet website.
You may choose your own check-out period: 7, 14 or 21 days, and are limited to 3 checked out items at a time. E-books and MP3-format audios may be returned early; WMA-format audios stay on your record until the loan period expires, so you may want to select a shorter loan period for those. It's easy to place holds, and put items on a wish list for later.
Not sure how to get started? The VALNet Digital Collection website's Help section provides information about compatible devices and their supported formats, as well as links to OverDrive Media Console software for e-audios and Adobe Digital Editions software for e-books, the free software used to manage your library downloads.
New materials will be added to the collection weekly, so check back often for new titles. In addition to the regular e-collection, thousands of public domain titles are available. These do not expire, do not count against your 3-item limit, and are always available -- no waiting.
Ask your library staff for more information.