Friday, September 2, 2011

Wisconsin Library eBook Checkouts Go Over 1,000,000

Wisconsin Library eBook Checkouts go over 1,000,000 

Congratulations to the L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills for having the 1,000,000th digital checkout from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium Digital Download Center

The Digital Download Center is a collection of audiobooks, e-texts, music and video distributed through OverDrive, which is available to all library patrons in Wisconsin through the cooperative efforts of the state's 17 library systems. Library patrons have used the service more and more each year since the collection was formed in 2005.

How library eBooks work:
Library users with a valid library card are able to download eBooks directly to their mobile eBook readers and MP3 players, in addition to downloading to their computers. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees. 

About the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium:
The Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) was created in 2000 among Wisconsin public libraries and Wisconsin public library systems to provide all Wisconsin citizens with access to a collection of electronically published materials which they may access from home, work or school or from any library in the Consortium.

About OverDrive:
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. It delivers secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.  

Patron comments:
"My tax payer dollars at work and I APPRECIATE it"-- Cathy, from Waukesha

"Be able to check and read books without ever leaving home. How cool is that??"--Paula, from Prairie du Sac

" I love using  your system." Carol, from Richland Center

" Overdrive is such a wonderful feature....I love it!!!" Angie, from Brown County
(WPLC Press Release, August 2011)

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