California Libraries Launch On-The-Go Service for Download Audio Books

Feb 18, 2005


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Califa's Digital Library Consortium has launched an online digital library that offers patrons immediate access to hundreds of eBook and Audiobook titles. The online collection is available at http://califa.lib.overdrive.com. It serves patrons of seven participating library systems including Contra Costa County Library, Downey City Library, MARINet, Palo Alto City Library, Peninsula Library System, Pleasanton Public Library, and Sunnyvale Public Library.

Similar digital libraries are now in use by other library systems like Seattle's King County Library System and the San Jose Public Library. OverDrive, Inc., a digital media vendor, developed the technology and supplies eBook and audio titles to Califa's new digital library. Patrons of the member libraries can explore the service using their local library website or they can visit the Califa site.
(http://califa.lib.overdrive.com)