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County Library System Offers Free E-Books
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County Library System Offers Free E-Books

 

In keeping with the times and technology, Henry County’s Library System offers downloadable e-books and audiobooks for free, through the statewide Georgia Download Destination (GADD). The service makes it convenient for library patrons to access a wide variety of titles, with a few simple clicks.

Since 2009, the Henry County Library System has been part of a consortium that initially offered downloadable audio books for mp3 players, iPods and other listening devices. They now offer downloadable e-books for the various e-readers available, such as the Nook, iPad and Kindle.

“We recently added the Kindle, which is the Amazon version, and now we can add folks with Kindles and they can download the books,” said Carolyn Fuller, Director of the Henry County Library System.

According to Fuller, the library joined the consortium several years ago to be able to offer patrons a large selection of free downloadable books to borrow; making it more convenient for patrons to enjoys their favorite books from the convenience of their personal devices.

“Library patrons need a library card and a pin number, which most of them have, and that way they can access and download books online from their home,” said Fuller. “They just click to search and find what they want and when they find it, and it’s available, they can check it out and if it’s not available they can put a hold on it and when it comes back in they will be notified, and they can download it and read it then.”

Patrons may choose to checkout e-books for either a seven or fourteen day period. At the end of that period, the privilege expires and it will no longer be readable.

For more information or to search for free downloadable books through the Henry County Library System, visit www.henry.public.lib.ga.us and click on the Georgia Download Destination Ebooks/Audiobooks link on the left. 

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