Last week I finally dipped my toe into e-loaning.
I’ve had my Nook for over a year, and go to the library all the time (also the bookstore, in person and electronically), but it took me until now to get over my hesitation to e-loan. I’m glad I did – although it was a bit complicated to set up, now I can download books to my Nook from the library without leaving my house!
Here’s a step-by-step guide to how to e-loan at my local library (your mileage may vary, but I suspect most libraries are getting on board with the digital revolution). But here’s the basics:
1) Have an online account with your library.
2) Browse their e-books
3) Download some software that will manage the files for you
4) Drag and drop them to your e-reader.
It’s really pretty simple and there are lots of popular (and less popular) titles. Surprisingly, there were more kids books (middle grade and young adult) than adult titles! You may have to go on the wait list for the really popular ones, just like the real library.
Have you ever e-loaned a book?