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Library to Expand E-Book Collection

May 3rd, 2012 · No Comments · Books, City Library, E-Books, Main Branch, News, Technology, West Branch

Manchester City Library (MCL) has recently expanded its collection of e-books by joining the Overdrive Advantage Program (OAP). OAP allows MCL to purchase additional copies of popular e-books for the exclusive use of MCL patrons. This will have the effect of vastly reducing wait times for e-books that have holds on them.

Patrons will access the new titles through the downloadable books website,, and still have access to the entire downloadable books consortium collection. All of the circulation parameters are the same (i.e. two week check out, no renewals, no fines, and early returns are available).

When deciding what to purchase first, MCL has made books with long hold lists a top priority. Here is a slide show on how to place a hold on an ebook and identify books the library has purchased.

Here is our first order of OAP titles. The link will take you to the downloadable books catalog record for the title.

Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James:
1858 by Bruce Chadwick:
44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber:
The Abduction by Mark Giminez:
An Amish Love by Beth Wiseman:
The Anatomist’s Apprentice by Tessa Harris:
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo:
Defending Jacob by William Landay:
Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter:
The Expats by Chris Pavone:
Fallen by Karin Slaughter:
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin:
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larrson:
Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larrson:
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
If You Know Her by Roxanne St. Clair:
Life As I Blow It by Chelsea Handler:
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern:
Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson:
Sister Queens by Julia Fox:
Starters by Lissa Price:
American Gods by Neil Gaiman:
Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein:
Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell:
Micro by Michael Crichton:
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver:
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan:
Supreme Justice by Philip Margolin:
When did I Get Like This by Amy Wilson:

For more information about e-books contact the library at 624-6550×319 or email us at

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