Downloadables can be digitized books you read or an audiobook you listen to on a handheld device. Our library belongs to the NH Downloadable Book Consortium. Using a password, Lyme Library patrons can download e-Books to an E-reader (Nook, Sony E-Reader, Kobo or iPad), or audiobooks to an audio device (iPod and most MP3 players).
There are over 5,000 titles in the audiobook collection and 700 titles in the E-book collection. Titles are added to both collections monthly.
Again, a patron registration number is necessary to download from these collections, but take a look at the consortium's website : http://nh.lib.overdrive.com and do the guided tour there. There is much more detailed information at the NH Downloadable Books Blog: http://nhdbooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/before-you-get-started.html. Library staff is happy to help also. Downloadables mean no more scratched CD's and no more heavy books to haul on vacation.
The library also has MP3 players for patrons to borrow to experiment with the downloadable audiobooks.
The Friends of Lyme Library have provided the funds for this program.