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Digital books

  1. 1. <ul><li>WHAT IS IT? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW CAN I GET IT? </li></ul><ul><li>IS IT FREE? </li></ul>Digital Media @ the library
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>Books or music you can listen to on your MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>Books you can read on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Films you can watch on your computer </li></ul>
  3. 3. How can I get it? <ul><li>You need a library card from any branch of the Catawba County Library System: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Library in Newton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Stephens Branch in Hickory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southwest Branch in Mountain View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sherrills Ford Branch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maiden Branch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conover Branch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claremont Branch </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Is it free?
  5. 5. Show me! Go to the library home page and click on “Audio Books”
  6. 6. What’s next? You can choose between 2 free services: Overdrive or NetLibrary
  7. 7. <ul><li>NC Digital Library: </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of titles for Windows media file compatible devices </li></ul><ul><li>Now works on iPods with a growing list of titles for this device too! </li></ul>First Choice
  8. 8. It is easy to use! Click here to download the free software.
  9. 9. Next do this… Click here to register the free software.
  10. 10. Next… Browse the books, music & films and checkout your selection.
  11. 11. And finally… Follow the instructions to download your selection to your listening device.
  12. 12. Second Choice <ul><li>NetLibrary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available via NCLIVE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get eAudios to listen to </li></ul><ul><li>Get eBooks to read on your computer </li></ul>
  13. 13. This one is easy too! Go back to the library home page and click on the NetLibrary link.
  14. 14. Next… Log into NCLIVE by selecting “Catawba County” and entering the password. You can get a password from library staff.
  15. 15. Next step… Create a free account by following the instructions at the link shown here.
  16. 16. Your next step… Browse the books and make your selection.
  17. 17. And finally… Download your selection to your listening device following the instructions.
  18. 18. Questions? <ul><li>Ask now or call during library hours </li></ul><ul><li>465-8663 </li></ul><ul><li>465-7938 </li></ul><ul><li>465-5112 </li></ul>

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