100,000 Washington Anytime Library Checkouts

100,000 Washington Anytime Library Checkouts2018-10-15T11:05:12+00:00

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100,000 Washington Anytime Library Checkouts

In 2017, NOLS patrons downloaded over 90,000 items from the Washington Anytime Library (you may also know it as OverDrive). In the first half of 2018, NOLS users downloaded nearly 10,000 more eBooks and eAudioBooks than they did in the first half of 2017—a difference of over 50 additional items per day. NOLS aims to reach a goal of 100,000 Washington Anytime Library checkouts by the end of 2018.

eBooks and eAudioBooks are a wonderful supplement to your print reading—they are available when the library is closed, they are perfect for travel (your personal device can hold several and they don’t add much weight to your bag!), and you can never lose or accidentally damage them. And possibly the most helpful feature – no overdues! Downloadables return themselves for you, right on their due dates. An additional perk is that you can access eBooks and eAudioBooks even if you can’t check out any more physical materials—this service is not affected by the number of items you have checked out, or library fines.

A portion of NOLS’ collection budget includes purchasing new content for this collection, so new titles are added regularly. In addition to the tens of thousands of titles already in the collection, new titles are added all the time, including new bestsellers.

Stop by any NOLS location to find out more about how to access downloadable eBooks and eAudioBooks, or schedule a Tech Appointment to sit down with a trained library staff member who can help you access content on your personal device.

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