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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, http://nh.lib.overdrive.com, 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: http://bit.ly/MCL_Fifty_Shades_of_Gray
1858 by Bruce Chadwick: http://bit.ly/MCL_1858
44 Cranberry Point by Debbie Macomber: http://bit.ly/MCL_44_Cranberry_Point
The Abduction by Mark Giminez: http://bit.ly/MCL_The_Abduction
An Amish Love by Beth Wiseman: http://bit.ly/MCL_An_Amish_Love
The Anatomist’s Apprentice by Tessa Harris: http://bit.ly/MCL_Anatomists_Apprentice
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo: http://bit.ly/MCL_Behind_the_Beautiful
Defending Jacob by William Landay: http://bit.ly/MCL_Defending_Jacob
Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter: http://bit.ly/MCL_Darkest_Secret
The Expats by Chris Pavone: http://bit.ly/MCL_Expats
Fallen by Karin Slaughter: http://bit.ly/MCL_Fallen
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: http://bit.ly/MCL_A_Game_of_Thrones
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larrson: http://bit.ly/MCL_Girl_Who_Kicked
Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larrson: http://bit.ly/MCL_Girl_Who_Played
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: http://bit.ly/MCL_Girl_with_the_dragon
If You Know Her by Roxanne St. Clair: http://bit.ly/MCL_If_You_Know_Her
Life As I Blow It by Chelsea Handler: http://bit.ly/MCL_Life_As_I_Blow_It
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks: http://bit.ly/MCL_The_Lucky_One
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: http://bit.ly/MCL_The_Night_Circus
Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson: http://bit.ly/MCL_Primal_Blueprint
Sister Queens by Julia Fox: http://bit.ly/MCL_Sister_Queens
Starters by Lissa Price: http://bit.ly/MCL_Starters
American Gods by Neil Gaiman: http://bit.ly/MCL_American_Gods
Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein: http://bit.ly/MCL_Art_of_Racing
Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell: http://bit.ly/MCL_Death_of_Kings
Micro by Michael Crichton: http://bit.ly/MCL_Micro
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver: http://bit.ly/MCL_Pandemonium
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan: http://bit.ly/MCL_Sex_At_Dawn
Supreme Justice by Philip Margolin: http://bit.ly/MCL_Supreme_Justice
When did I Get Like This by Amy Wilson: http://bit.ly/MCL_When_Did_I_Get_Like_This

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

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