As part of the American Library Association’s Library Week event, we would like to highlight the digital materials available at your local public libraries. All of the local public libraries subscribe to a service called Overdrive, which provides online access to digital content to that library’s cardholders. This digital content includes electronic books and audiobooks, as well as music and video files, all of which are licensed from publishers and other content providers. Every library subscribes to slightly different content, so you should check your home library’s Web site to find out what materials are available to you.
The DC Public Library, for example, provides access to thousands of classical, folk, blues, and pop music files, which are compatible with several portable music devices, including iPods. The DCPL audiobook and eBook collections are also available for a variety of devices, and include new releases and current bestsellers, as well as classics.
For more information about the collections available at specific libraries, visit their digital collection pages: