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Posted on: June 5, 2017

E-books & E-audiobooks at Library now over 70,000

June 5, 2017

Digital books and audiobooks now number over 75,000

SACHSE (June 5, 2017) While traditionalists may be inclined to teasingly scoff at the growing popularity of e-books and e-audiobooks, the convenience of holding a virtual library in a pocket or purse is hard to argue with.

                “The technology, as it often the case, is outpacing our habits,” says Mignon Morse, Library Manager.  “But, the convenience of sitting virtually anywhere and picking a book from the library and reading it is here today, and quickly gaining in popularity.  The end of the paper book is nowhere in sight, but the ease of access to so many titles is very attractive to many people.”

                And, to emphasize the point, the Sachse Public Library is expanding its online collection.  Sachse is one of dozens of libraries now participating in a shared digital library, called cloudLibrary.  Through it, library patrons now have access to over 75,000 e-books and an estimated 3,000 digital audiobooks.

                “Now, taking a book to the beach or listening on the go takes on a whole new meaning,” she said.  “Our expanded collection includes new and popular titles for adults, teens, and children, including New York Times bestsellers.”

                In addition, those readers wanting to expand their language skills or read in their preferred language, the collection also includes a small collection of French and Spanish materials.

                All of the material is easily accessible via the cloudLibrary app.  The app, available on Apple iTunes, Google Play and Kindle Fire, allows patrons to discover new materials, including a handy search feature which helps locate specific authors or titles.

                Offered at no cost to library patrons, getting started with cloudLibrary only requires an active library card.   Significantly, the Sachse Library does not impose a user fee for nonresidents.  Obtaining a card is as simple as presenting current proof of address and identification.  

                For more information on how to access cloudLibrary, contact the library at 972-530-8966 or visit the website at www.cityofsachse.com/library.

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