I’m a huge fan of ebooks, and in a short time I have amassed a pretty big selection of both Kindle and Nook books. However, I’d rather not always buy books. Thankfully, my local public library offers ebooks for download via OverDrive.
Many school and college libraries also loan books through OverDrive. To see if a library you use offers books via OverDrive, just download the app and select Get Books, then search for your library. OverDrive also has a nice search feature on their website that lets you find out what libraries near you offer their resources. [more]
Books from OverDrive are available in both audio and digital text format. I’ve found after about four months of regular use of this app that my library (a large metropolitan library system) offers most books in digital text format, and not quite as many in audio format.
This app not only saves me the cost of buying the book, but I also don’t have to worry about overdue charges. Books are automatically checked back in to your digital library when the time period ends for checkout, so there are no late or overdue charges. I’ve found this to be a great way to try a book before I decide if I want to buy it.
If you’re eager to give the OverDrive app a shot, you can download it by using the boc below. So as we head back to school, what other apps do you think are essential for a good year?