Friday, October 7, 2011
Why You Need a DC Library Card: the digitalbookmobile.com
Who knew that DC Public Libraries were so online! If you have a card, you can go to the digitalbookmobile and download a wide variety of books, audio books, and music in formats compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android and Nook among others. Last weekend, I downloaded a movie, and I'm currently on the waiting list for a bestseller novel. I'll get an email when the book is ready for download, and it will automatically check it back in on the due date. Sweet! You do have to download some software, but even I was able to figure out how to do it, and I'm no hipster or techie. The on-line collection is growing all the time, and while Netflix and others are increasing their fees, this service is blissfully free! If you don't have a card, you can apply for one on line or at any DC Public Library. And, you don't have to be a DC resident to get a card. Residents of the greater DC area are eligible, too.