New NC eBook Collection
A joint effort between NCLive, the North Carolina State Library and the public and academic libraries of North Carolina is bringing a unique eBook library to the residents of North Carolina. Called the Home Grown eBook Collection, this is a pilot project that will give unlimited access to over 1000 titles from 15 North Carolina publishers including:
- Algonquin, an important publisher of new authors,
- John F. Blair, publisher of North Carolina history,
- McFarland, a major publisher of scholarly works on a variety of topics
- Gryphon House, books for and about children
- Crossroads Press, a prolific publisher of pulp fiction especially in the area of mysteries, horror and science fiction
Digital Library Update
June 30th saw the end of the Digital Library Pilot Project. We will continue to offer two of the databases from the Pilot:
Automic Training, the computer software database. To set up a new Atomic Training account or access an existing accoung you can click HERE.
The cost of the magazines for the library version of Zinio increased by 125% so we have had to decrease the number of titles being offered from 80 to the 33 most popular titles from last year's list. Click HERE to see the list of this year's magazines. To set up a new Zinio Magazine account or access an existing account click HERE. PLEASE NOTE: Recorded Books is having trouble transitioning from last year's magazine list to the new list of magazines. Until then continue to enjoy last year's subscriptions.
Buy an eBook and Help the Library
The 3M e-book library has a new feature. Called the Buy Now and Donate button, this feature allows you to purchase an e-book and donate 50% of the profit from the sale to the East Albemarle Regional Library so we can buy more e-books. The feature is only available on the 3M web interface at https://ebook.3m.com/library/EastAlbemarleRL/. As always at this website you can borrow and place holds on any title in the EARL 3M library. Now however, when you click on the title or book jacket of a checked out book you will be given the option of putting the book on hold or clicking on the Buy Now and Donate button.
When you click on this button you will be taken to the Kobo website where you can complete your purchase and the library will be credited with 50% of the profit from the sale.
For those of you unfamiliar with Kobo, it is the third largest seller of e-books in the world. It often has great sales, especially on romances, so take the time to familiarize yourself with the site http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US and please consider using the Buy Now and Donate button to help the East Albemarle Regional Library provide more e-books.