Arrowhead Library System Offers Patrons Downloadable Audio Books
Online Access to Popular Titles Is Now Available
MOUNTAIN IRON, MN--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Imagine listening to the latest
best-seller from James Patterson while you're driving to work or relaxing
at the lake. Patrons of the Arrowhead Library System now have online access
to download audio books, accessible anytime, anywhere with just a library
card at http://arrowhead.lib.overdrive.com/.
To check out a downloadable audio book, visit www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us or
www.duluth.lib.mn.us and click on the "Download Audiobooks" icon. Install
the free OverDrive Media Console software, browse the dynamic collection,
then check out and download titles to a personal computer. The audio files
can be transferred to a compatible MP3 player, and some audio books can be
burned to CD. For detailed instructions, see the website's 'Guided Tour.'
Among the growing collection are New York Times bestsellers, mystery,
romance, non-fiction, business, and titles for children and teens. The 24/7
free access includes books from popular authors like Nora Roberts, J.D.
Robb, Michael Connelly, and Janet Evanovich.
"This service will give our libraries the opportunity to reach more patrons
than we ever have before," stated Jim Weikum, Director. "With the
convenience of 24/7 access anywhere in the world, patrons don't even have
to step foot in the library to check out books. They can download them from
the comfort of home."
Users can check out up to 10 titles at a time, and at the end of the 14-day
lending period, the audio books will automatically expire from their PC and
are returned to the library's digital collection.
Participating libraries include Aurora, Babbitt, Baudette, Bovey, Buhl,
Calumet, Carlton, Chisholm, Cloquet, Coleraine, Cook, Duluth, Ely, Eveleth,
Gilbert, Grand Marais, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Hoyt Lakes, International
Falls, Keewatin, Kinney, McKinley, Marble, Moose Lake, Mountain Iron,
Silver Bay, Two Harbors, Virginia, and Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile
and Mail-a-Book patrons.
About OverDrive, Inc.
OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for
downloading premium digital content. We deliver secure management,
protection and download services for hundreds of publishers and
institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and
distributors serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is
based in Cleveland, OH. www.OverDrive.com