The San José Public Library has announced a recently launched digital library designed to give Silicon Valley residents access to eBooks directly from their home or office. OverDrive, Inc., a vendor of eBook solutions for libraries, supplied the technology for the new service.
The site features a collection of eBooks from authors and publishers such as HarperCollins, Time Warner, McGraw-Hill, Zondervan, Scholastic, and John Wiley and Sons. The collection features titles available in Adobe PDF format that can be downloaded and read using free Adobe Reader software available from the site.
Each patron is allowed to download up to 10 eBooks. Patrons can also choose automatic email notification when a wait-listed title becomes available for checkout. The process is automated so that eBooks automatically check in when due. To browse eBooks, users can go to the library's site, click on "Quick Links," and then select "eBooks." A valid San José library card is required to checkout and download eBooks from the Web site.