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NEISD hosts digital bookmobile

NEISD hosts digital bookmobile

DATE: Nov. 1
TIME: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Richard A. Middleton Education Center, 8961 Tesoro Dr.

NEISD Library Services will host the Digital Bookmobile as it makes a stop along its national tour on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Richard A. Middleton Education Center. The Bookmobile will showcase the free eBook download services from NEISD. While anyone can visit the bookmobile, only NEISD students, staff and parents may check items out. Students may check out digital content using their student ID's, staff will use their employee number, and the librarians can set up accounts for parents to check out content.

Readers will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle®, iPod® touch, Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service.

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore NEISD’s download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.

Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

The Digital Bookmobile is a service of NEISD and is operated by OverDrive, Inc.

NEISD hosts digital bookmobile

For more information, contact Faye Hagerty at (210) 407-0001.

Posted on October 19, 2012