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UPDATE: The Maine InfoNet Download Library now has titles available for the Kindle!

Nancy Jordan Announces that the Long Island Community Library is now offering e-books from the State Library!


The Maine InfoNet Download Library,  http://download.maineinfonet.org, has expanded to include a downloadable eBook collection, thanks to a grant from the Davis Family Foundation and the financial support of member libraries.


Nearly 1,400 books spanning best-selling Fiction, Non-Fiction, YA and Children's content are now available as downloadable eBooks. New titles are added every day. This is in addition to the ever-growing collection of downloadable audiobooks.


Both the eBooks and audio books can be checked out and downloaded by patrons of participating libraries across Maine. Once the eBooks are checked out, they can be read on a computer or transferred to popular eReaders such as the Sony eReader, the Nook and the Kobo. Unfortunately, the Kindle eReader does not support this service and the eBooks cannot be transferred to that device. An app for transferring eBooks to the iPad is currently in development and is expected soon.


Suggestions for titles to add to both the eBook and audio book collections can be made at participating public libraries.


The Process is simple. Once you are on the download site (link below), just follow directions.
Step 1. Call or visit the Long Island Library to find out your patron number. 766-2530
Step 2. Go to http://download.maineinfonet.org
Step 3. Download free software to your computer to allow you to download books.
Step 4. Enable Software
Step 5. Check out books, download and ENJOY!

The following links offer more information that new users might find helpful.

A chart of various e-readers and their capabilities

Introduction to Maine state library downloadable e-books with links to step by step guides


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