SAN JOSE, CA) -- A new digital library launched recently by San Josť Public Library (http://ebooks.sjlibrary.org) is giving Silicon Valley residents access to popular eBooks directly from their home or office; in fact, anywhere that Internet access is available. OverDrive, Inc., a leading vendor of eBook solutions for libraries, supplied the technology for the new service. .
"The San Josť Digital Library reinforces our mission to provide individuals with free access to information using the latest technology and services," says Jane Light, Director of San Josť Public Library. "This is especially relevant as we are now serving the student population of San Josť State University as well as people who live and work in San Josť."
The site features an extensive collection of best-selling eBooks from popular authors and leading publishers such as HarperCollins, Time Warner, McGraw-Hill, Zondervan, Scholastic, and John Wiley and Sons. The collection features titles available in Adobe PDF format that can be downloaded and read using free Adobe Reader software available from the site.
"eBooks are flying off our virtual shelves," says Reference Librarian Brian Fowler. "The system is completely self-service. Students, business people and avid readers alike can access sought after titles and," he adds, "they can do so from any location in the world. Even when vacationing abroad."
Each patron is allowed to download up to 10 eBooks. Patrons can also choose automatic email notification when a wait-listed title becomes available for checkout. The process is so completely automated that eBooks automatically check in when due. Nothing could be easier.
To browse eBooks, go to www.sjlibrary.org, click on "Quick Links" and then select "eBooks." A valid San Josť library card is required to checkout and download eBooks from the website. With a PDA or laptop at the ready, eBooks from the San Josť Digital Library can be downloaded and taken anywhere. For technical assistance, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.