Brooklyn Public Library


eBooks Are a Hot Read!

Dec 3, 2010 4:51 PM | 0 comments

For this post, we welcome Micah Vandegrift, our intern in Web Applications. Micah has been doing extensive research on eBooks and mobile technology in libraries as part of his internship.


Considering an eReader as a gift this holiday season? Interested in reading an eBook to see what all the fuss is about? The Library is a good place to start; we have an extensive, and ever-growing, collection of digital content available for download.


eBooks are getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. There are now numerous eReader devices, text enhancements and constant conversations on how eBooks will affect the printed word. Predictions for eBook sales next year are astounding, and it’s possible that eReaders like the Kindle could be the hottest gift items this holiday season.


If you or your favorite technophile are considering eBooks as an option, we encourage you to try out our downloadable media catalog, which includes audiobooks and video content. It is a work in progress, and we are excited to jump into new forms of literacy. We will soon introduce a new page on our website to help guide your experience. For in-person assistance, we have a training session at our Business Library on Tuesday, December 7, at 6 PM: Getting Started with eBooks.


When all is said and done, what matters most is simply that we read, regardless of how the words are delivered. 


Here are some recommended mobile apps for library lovers:


Gale Access My Library (Public Edition)



Local Books


Blue Fire Reader

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