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Escondido Library launches eBook downloads

download ebooksEscondido Public Library launched its eBook download program to eagerly awaiting library patrons on Monday, July 18th. Patrons can now browse the library's collection online from the comfort of their own home 24/7. The service is free with a valid library card. Go to the library's eBook web page to download to a computer or a variety of mobile devices such as the I Pad, E-reader or to a smart phone. Amazon Kindle will work with the service as well later this year.

To read eBooks, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions, free special software which you will also find on the library's website.

With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more. And best of all-titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

One new reader exclaimed "Just managed to download it ALL and I have a book on my phone now! Awesome!"

eBook downloads were made possible by a grant from Serra Libraries. Libraries in San Diego County have organized to use grant money so that we could afford to provide eBooks to our patrons. This could mean you will have to wait a little longer to check out an eBook. The library will be monitoring this and looking for ways to continue improving our eBook offerings and services.