Checking out an e-book at your (virtual) library


The idea that you have to visit your local library in person is one that I still can’t kick (maybe because I still love going to the library).

But the fact is, with a growing number of libraries, you can now check out and read books without leaving your house.

Of course, you do need an e-book reader — and this is where things can get complicated.

But if you’re up to the task, here’s a great how-to article on how to use your iPhone, iPod, or IPad to borrow a book from your local library.

The article focuses on using OverDrive, which is service provider that most libraries use to manage the whole process.

Most of our books are available on Overdrive. And if you want to see if your local library has our e-books on hand, go here and do a search. For example, a search on Balance of Fragile Things brings up this entry:

OverDrive Balance of Fragile Things

And, if you can’t find the book you want, you can send a digital request to the library for our books, which the library can then add to its collection.

Happy (e)reading.