Natalie Podgorski of station NWCN in Boise, Idaho covered how the Boise Library’s new program allows cardholders to check out, and start reading books without ever leaving their homes. Anyone with a Boise Library card, an Internet connection, and a computer can instantly access thousands of eBooks.
“Depending on what you like to do, if you like to listen or if you like to exercise, audio books are great,” said electronic resource librarian Lindsay Zamara. “Regular just text books are also really popular too, so we have a little mix of everything.”
Library members can check out eBooks through the library’s website. The eBooks can be checked out for seven to 14 days. Zamara says once that time has expired, eBooks disappear from the device that they were downloaded on.
What’s more, even if people don’t have an eReader, they can still check out eBooks and download them to a regular computer — even their smartphones.