Thousands of eBook titles available through library

Mar. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

eBooks will become available today from the Lee County Library, according to Library Director Michael Matochik.

The public will have access to thousands of eBooks, a news release from the library stated, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Lee County Library.  

The eBooks and e-audiobooks are being made possible through the Overdrive consortium e-iNC Library. This consortium includes 19 other North Carolina public libraries that all contribute to the total number of titles available to patrons. eBooks are available in many different formats, including those compatible with devices such as Kindles, NOOKs, Sony Readers, iPads, tablets and smartphones. More than 5,000 eBooks are available to library patrons at no cost.

The library website ( http://www.leecountync.gov/library ) will include a link to the e-iNC website.

“To login to the system, you will need your Lee County Library card in good standing, and a four digit PIN that you can acquire by visiting the library in person and setting it up. If you have already set up a PIN to access your account online or use the patron computer lab in the library, that will be your PIN and you are ready to go,” said Library Systems Specialist Nathan McGehee.

When first logging on to e-iNC, patrons can first visit the extensive "help" section, accessible by a link on the left side of the opening screen. With the “my Help” option, individuals can receive customized assistance based on the device they have. For some readers, it may require them to download free software, which is explained in the help section.  

Friends of the Library membership brochures are available at the Main Library on Hawkins Avenue and the Broadway Branch on South Main Street.

“This user-friendly service is exactly what the library wanted to bring its patrons, and we are really thrilled to offer it. The system is so easy to use, especially with the great help and tutorials available on the site,” McGehee said.