Monday, February 12, 2007
Houston Public Library and its e-Book partner netLibrary are excited to offer electronic books to their customers. Currently, two products are available:
1)Downloadable Audio Books:
Bestsellers from award-winning authors produced by Recorded Books.
The Holy Bible in 30 parts.
More than 100 Pimsleur language learning programs.
+The audiobook files are in Windows Media Audio format (WMA).
+Checkout period is 3 weeks.
+Users can check out 6 titles at a time.
+To listen, download the Audiobook to your PC and use your audio player.
2) Online E-books
Over 30,000 titles provided by TexShare.
Primarily non-fiction meant for research, homework and information.
All you need is a "Power Card"
1)Print and fill out the Power Card Registration Form. (Youth under 18 need the signature of a parent.)
2)Take the application and proof of address to your nearest library location.
3)Present proof of address with your application. The Library accepts a Texas driver's license or Texas ID, utility or phone bill, or a personalized check. Ask a staff member about alternate ID. Fees apply for most out-of-state residents.