Monday, February 21, 2011

eBooks and iPads

Jefferson County public libraries now provide direct ebook downloads to the iPad® with the free OverDrive® Media Console™ app. OverDrive's optimized app for iPad gives users wireless access to Jefferson County library’s eBooks and MP3 audiobook catalog without a PC. Users can find their library using the app's "Get Books" feature, then browse for titles, check out with a valid library card, and download directly to the iPad. Brightness and text-size controls allow them to customize their eBook reading experience. The eBook and audiobook titles from the library automatically expire in the app, so there is never a late fee.

The free OverDrive Media Console app for iPad is available in the App Store ( along with the previously released OverDrive apps for iPhone® and Android™. The Jefferson County Library Cooperative’s OverDrive website provides access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks (

OverDrive provides digital distribution services for more than 13,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows®, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone, iPad, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android, and BlackBerry®.

The Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization composed of the 39 public libraries throughout Jefferson County. These include the 21 municipal libraries, the 19 locations of the Birmingham Public Library System, as well as The Library at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The mission of JCLC is to link our member libraries to provide better, more efficient centralized services for all county residents. Visit our website @

Click here to access the JCLC downloadable collection hompage!

Happy reading!

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