Library introduces ePUB the mp3 of books!

Posted Apr 28th, 2009 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Downloadable Media on toledolibrary.org has been updated to offer an exciting new feature – ePUB!

What is ePUB? Think of ePub as the book equivalent of mp3! ePUB is an eBook file format for patrons that offers interoperability between software and hardware for reflowable digital books. ePUB is also emerging as the industry standard and is projected to be the preferred format for all eBooks, said Tracy Montri, Audio Visual Department manager.

ePUB offers small file sizes and the ability to resize text so that it neatly and instantaneously reflows on the screen.

ePUB formatted titles are compatible with the Sony Reader, as well as with Windows and Mac computers using Adobe digital additions.

ePUB collection will coexist with the Library’s large collection of Adobe and Mobipocket eBooks. 

Patrons can also take advantage of the Library’s new flexible loan periods!
When checking out an eBook (Adobe, Mobipocket and ePUB) or an eAudiobook, patrons will be able to specify whether they want to have the item for 7, 14, or 21 days.

For downloadable music or video titles, patrons can specify a loan period of 3, 5, or 7 days.
Patrons can set their own personal default loan period based on format (found in “my digital account”), or choose title by title.

Patrons can now rate downloadable titles on a scale of 1-5 stars, just like Amazon.com!

Log on to toledolibrary.org today for these high-tech features. Don’t worry, if you have a question about ePUB or any of our amazing Downloadable offerings, please call the Audio Visual department at 419.259.5285.

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