How to ac­cess dig­i­tal books & e-au­dio­books from CCPL


Spe­cial to the Whig

Over­Drive, Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­brary’s ser­vice for check­ing out dig­i­tal books and au­dio­books to your com­puter, tablet or phone, is get­ting a new look next month. The re­fresh of the site will of­fer a num­ber of im­prove­ments for find­ing ti­tles, ex­plor­ing rec­om­men­da­tions and man­ag­ing your ac­count. Us­ing Over­Drive, you can check out up to six items at a time and once your item is due, it dis­ap­pears from your de­vice so there are never any late fees.

Here are a few of the things you can look for­ward to with the Over­Drive up­grade: Items will have a small ban­ner on each book cover im­age that will let you know at a glance if the ti­tle is im­me­di­ately avail­able to check out, or if you need to a seven-day loan, not have to worry about re­turn­ing things early and keep check­ing out up to six items at a time. If you pre­fer to have a 21-day loan, you can choose that op­tion, too. When you search for a ti­tle or genre in Over­Drive, you will be able to share your search — just copy the text in the search bar and paste it in an email or so­cial me­dia. The Over­Drive site’s look has been mod­ern­ized with im­proved view­ing on mo­bile de­vices. This will make it eas­ier to check out an au­dio­book on your smart­phone to play dur­ing your com­mute ev­ery day. Our fa­vorite im­prove­ment is au­to­com­plete in searches, which makes it eas­ier to search for that spe­cific book or au­thor when you can’t quite re­mem­ber

the ex­act spelling. Have we piqued your cu­rios­ity? To pre­view the new site and im­prove­ments, go to the Over­Drive site: www.mary­land.lib.Over­ and click the red “pre­view” bar at the bot­tom of the page. The re­freshed site should go live on or about Novem­ber 9th. We hope you en­joy these im­prove­ments for bet­ter ac­cess and over­all ex­pe­ri­ence for our li­brary pa­trons.

Each week, li­brar­i­ans at Ce­cil County Pub­lic Li­brary will use their in­for­ma­tion and re­search ex­per­tise to high­light re­sources, tools and ideas ex­plor­ing a va­ri­ety of top­ics, such as small busi­ness, job seek­ing, dig­i­tal ser­vices, tech­nol­ogy, read­ing and learn­ing. For in­for­ma­tion as­sis­tance on to­day’s topic or oth­ers, con­tact them: ask@cc­, face­ ce­cil­coun­ty­pub­li­cli­brary, (410) 996-5600 x481 or ce­

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