Here are some of the reasons why Overdrive is becoming increasingly popular with members of Edinburgh City Libraries:
1. eBooks offer more choice to people who have problems with their vision
Lots of people who borrow eBooks do so because they have sight problems that prevent them from being able to read your average paperback. Overdrive has made a real difference to their reading life.
2. eBooks offer more choice
The 10 eBooks you can borrow for three weeks comes on top of the 12 item limit for physical books. That’s 22 books every three weeks – more than enough reading for anyone (surely?!)
3. eBooks are portable
One of the most frequently trumpeted advantage of eBooks is that they are more portable than printed books. Which is perfectly true.
4. eBooks mean you’re never far from the library
Whether you’re holidaying in Troon or Tenerife, as long as you’ve got internet access you’ve got the library with you, so you can return and borrow books to your heart’s content.
5. Nobody needs to know what you’re reading
And we’re not just talking about keeping your Games of Thrones addiction a secret from your fellow bus passengers. Overdrive offers free access to lots of self-help books covering sensitive issues that many readers would rather not broadcast to people around them.
That’s five reasons, can you think of any others?