Friday, June 3, 2011

Hot Books from the Library on your iPad

You may already know that the library has a sizable collection of eBooks, but did you know that we have hot new titles and that you can read them on your iPad?

You can find our eBooks by searching our catalog, just as you would for any other materials. The collection will say "Electronic Books," and the item information will include a URL to allow you to view and download the book. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.

On your iPad, install Bluefire Reader, a free app. Bluefire provides complete instructions on how to download library eBooks and put them on your iPad.

So what are you going to read? How about Out of the Vinyl Deeps, a collection of writing by pop music critic and feminist Ellen Willis. Willis was the first pop music critic for the New Yorker. She started in 1968, at a time when rock criticism was a fledgling profession and women in that field were a rarity. The book has been generating a lot of press, such as this report from NPR's Fresh Air. Why not add it to your non-required summer reading list?

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