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Hamilton Public Library Goes Digital

Hamilton Public Library Goes Digital

Nancy Diaz, Hamilton Public Library Director, announced last week that the library received a one year grant from Central Texas Library System (CTLS) to provide access to “eBooks” and audiobooks for its patrons. The digital books will be available for downloading from the library’s website and will play on a wide variety of electronic devices, including the Kindle, iPod, Sony Reader, Nook and many others. The library is also transitioning to a new website, developed by library staff member, Stacey Moore, in collaboration with CTLS. Nancy said, “I am so excited and proud to announce our new user friendly website at http://hamilton-public-library.org and our brand new eBooks and audiobooks which are available for downloading from our library's website.”

Nancy went on to explain, “You can browse the collection, check out eBooks with your library card, and download to a PC, Mac, or many mobile devices. To get started, you will need to install free software available through the new web site. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices. Checked out items will automatically expire at the end of the two week lending period. There are no late fees!”

“With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, the new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can download best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides and much more”, Nancy said.

This new service is free to Hamilton Public Library patrons with a valid and current library card. Nancy explained that to get started downloading audiobooks, eBooks and more, patrons need to visit http://hamilton-public-library.org, scroll down the page until they see the Central Texas Digital Consortium logo, then click on the link, from the top bar - click the "Sign In" tab, select "Hamilton Public Library" from the drop down menu, enter their Hamilton Public Library card number and they are ready to search for titles.

Nancy said, “We hope you enjoy our new website and our new service! We will be hosting trainings for the public in the next few weeks, and again after the New Year - just in case Santa brings you an eReader for Christmas.”