eBooks & e-Audio books now at the State Library of Ohio!
Have you tried an eBook yet? Or a digital audio book? Do you want to? If so, visit
the Ohio eBook Project, http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com, and check out the selection.
What is a Digital Book?
We offer two kinds of digital books: eBooks and Digital Audio Books. An eBook is a
text-based, digital version of a book that can be read on your computer, Smartphone,
Palm OS device, or PocketPC. Digital Audio Books, which are spoken-word digital
audio files, can be enjoyed on your PC and hundreds of portable audio devices-you can
even burn most of them to CD and listen in your car or on any standard CD player. If
you burn it to a CD – yes! – you get to keep it forever.
How It Works
Just install the free software from the Ohio eBook Project website,
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com, and then browse our collection. When you’re ready,
you can download the digital books directly to your computer; transfer them to your
portable device, or burn most audio books directly to CD. (They are not compatible with
Ipods.) When the lending period is up your digital books are automatically returned - so
there are never any late fees!
The Ohio eBook Project is a service of the State Library of Ohio. All state employees
can checkout and download digital books anytime of day from anywhere in the world –
you just need a valid State Library of Ohio library card. To obtain a library card, go to
the State Library’s home page, http://winslo.state.oh.us/, and click on ‘Get a Card’
under ‘State Government’.
The Ohio eBook Project is funded in part using LSTA funds awarded by the Institute of
Museum and Library Services to the State Library of Ohio.
We hope you enjoy the accessibility of this new service. If you have any questions about
the Ohio eBook Project, please contact Rebecca Felkner at the State Library,
The State Library of Ohio