ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Public Library is now offering eBooks and eAudiobooks, material that can be downloaded and enjoyed anywhere and anytime by people with library cards.
The digital content is being made available through the library’s arrangement with the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN). Roxbury Library Director Will Porter is chairman of the MAIN Digital Services Committee.
The eBooks and eAudiobooks are supplied through cloudLibrary Bibliotheca, according to MAIN Executive Director Philip Berg. He said cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca “is designed to specifically meet the evolving needs for communities like those in northern New Jersey.”
In a statement, Porter cited the “convenience factor” behind the service. “Libraries providing eBooks has reached a whole new level,” Porter said. “Whether you’re stuck in a waiting room, in line at the store or taking in some sun, you’re never without a book as long as you have the app on your device.”
The first step to using the service - aside from getting a library card - is to download a free app for Android, Apple, NOOK, PC/Mac computers and Kindle Fire. “Once the app is installed to a device such as a cell phone, there is a simple, one-time sign in process which includes selecting the user’s local library followed by entering the library card barcode number,” said Berg. “Users can be browsing for books in less than a minute.”
He noted that the downloaded content is stored on the device, “meaning no data charges are incurred while reading or listening after the download is complete.”
The apps are available at http://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/.
“We are thrilled to be offering this service to the public,” Berg said. “We believe that our patrons will have the best experience possible with the cloudLibrary app. This platform allows us to offer more for our patrons – more content from which to choose, fully downloadable books, virtual library cards, and thousands of audiobooks waiting to be heard.”