Library hosts digital bookmobile tour

CARLSBAD — The Digital Bookmobile National Tour will showcase a free e-book and audiobook download service from Carlsbad City Library. The service will be introduced from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane.At these free events, readers will learn how to download e-books from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. There will be a gadget gallery, featuring Kindle, iPod touch, Android tablet, NOOK, Sony Reader, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more. Advisors will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service.

Library cardholders can check out and download digital titles 24/7 by visiting carlsbadlibrary.org.

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample e-books, audiobooks and more.

From the library’s Web site, cardholders may browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release and classic titles, and check out a digital title. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees.

 

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