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New eBooks for Delaware Libraries

Written on: December 20th, 2010 by: Richard.James in Blog Posts

We’re very happy to announce a new ebook and electronic resource offering for Delaware public library patrons! Ebrary(click the link to access the site with your Delaware public library card ID) is a leading ebook provider to academic libraries, public libraries, and private industry and through their new Public Library Complete Collection every public library card holder in Delaware can now access almost 20,000 ebooks on an incredible variety of topics

From home repair and hobby crafts, through study guides, science and religion, to popular poetry and fiction- while there’s a strong orientation to books suitable for high-school and beyond, there is something for everyone, including a substantial Spanish-language collection. These books are viewable online, using your home computer, or can also be accessed on a portable device that has a web browser using WiFi or 3G- they’re not as yet ‘downloadable’ to an ereader that isn’t connected to the web.

You can read a guide for users at this link (opens a .pdf document in a new window). Ebrary is based on the .pdf and epub formats for maximum compatability and flexibility, and the platform includes some amazing contextual tools for deeper exploration of the texts. In early 2011, the Delaware ebrary collection will become available to all high schools in Delaware at no additional cost- an amazing additional resource in a time in which school library resources are increasingly at a premium.




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