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Salt Lake County Library adds thousands more e-books

Published February 27, 2014 3:25 pm

Library • Patrons use mobile app to browse and check out books.
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Salt Lake County Library Services has added 3M eBooks to its digital catalog, adding thousands more e-books to its library.

The new system adds more titles in addition to the library's use of Overdrive and Axis360 and TumbleBooks for children's picture books. Patrons can access the books by downloading the 3M eBooks app through iTunes or Google Play. The ebooks are readable on iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Nook and Kobo e-readers.

"We are delighted to expand the library's downloadable offerings and make checking them out easier than ever," Salt Lake County Library Director Jim Cooper said in a statement. "It's yet another way we're meeting our goal to provide the materials our patrons are looking for in the formats they want."

In addition to ebooks, the library system also uses Zinio for digital magazines and Hoopla for renting movies, television shows and audiobooks. The library also uses Freegal for renting free songs and music videos.