Something to look forward to!

Later this year, our e-book provider, Overdrive, will be offering a browser-based book reading platform. This means that you can read a book on your computer or laptop without buying an ereader or downloading any software (as long as you have a current version of your browser - Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome).  Keep an eye out for more news about this new way to enjoy the Missouri River Regional Library's ebooks!


Free materials for your ereader

You may already know that our Overdrive ebook service provides links and downloads to the Project Gutenburg public domain books for free and without checkout limits or due dates, but did you know that you can get more current books for free on your Kindle ereader? EReader IQ has a free section that lists all the books with a $0.00 price in the Amazon Kindle Store and is updated hourly. You can filter the books to just the genres you like, or spend some time browsing to see what catches your eye!

Penguin no longer allowing libraries to loan out their ebooks

In an announcement made just yesterday, Penguin said that the Overdrive ebooks published by Penguin are no longer available for us to loan to our patrons in the Kindle format and new titles from Penguin won't be made available at all. More information can be found at the Digital Shift blog or in a press release from Overdrive.

Kindle owners can now checkout ebooks from MRRL!

Ebooks, previously unavailable to those with a Kindle ereading device, are now available at MRRL.

Free ebooks

Of course, you all know that you can get free ebooks (and audiobooks) from your local public library - but what if you want more than we have available? Techland has put together a list of places to get free books and what kinds of ereaders they support. Handy for getting more free stuff when the library doesn't quite meet your needs or for getting freely available classics - which the library doesn't purchase in e-formats because they are freely available elsewhere.