May 22, 2013 by Webmaster
While Lincoln City Libraries tries to maintain a varied collection of books in a variety of formats, not all titles have been published as e-Books, and some publishers so far do not allow libraries to provide access to their e-Books. At the present time, these major publishers either do not allow access to libraries, or do so on a very restricted basis:
Simon & Schuster (includes Free Press, Scribners, Pocket Books, and Atria)
MacMillan (includes Bloomsbury USA, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, Henry Holt, Rodale, Picador, St. Martins, Tom Doherty, Forge, and Tor; MacMillan is now making a limited selecton of e-Books available to libraries)
Penguin (includes G.P. Putnam & Sons, Grosset & Dunlap, New American Library, Prentice Hall, and Viking Press)
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March 08, 2013 by Webmaster
Lincoln City Libraries' Digital Downloads from OverDrive provides a collection of downloadable eBooks that can be checked out for a period of 7, 14, or 21 days for reading on a computer or portable e-reader. Click the button below to access our Digital Downloads:
Note: OverDrive has recently introduced some major changes to their service, and we are still working on updating some information on this page. While we continue to update our information, here is a useful introduction to the new features of OverDrive.
Sections of this page:
ePub format e-Books are compatible with most e-readers, including NOOK (1st Edition or Simple Touch), Kobo, and Sony; they are not compatible with Kindle. (See below for information about Kindle-compatible eBooks.) Here is a how-to guide for ePub eBooks from OverDrive, and below are two slideshows to help you get started using a computer and an eReader. (Note: an app is now available for the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet, and NOOK Color; please see the information for mobile devices if your NOOK is one of these models.)
Important information for Windows 8 users: the Windows 8 version of the OverDrive Media Console allows ePub e-books to be read on the computer without Adobe Digital Editions software, but the e-Books cannot then be transferred to an e-reader. Additional information for Windows 8 users is available here.
This presentation may be easier to read if viewed on SlideShare.
This presentation may be easier to read if viewed on SlideShare.
If you get an error message saying "Too Many Activations" when you try to authorize your eReader or the Adobe Digital Editions software, here's How to Request Additional Authorizations From Adobe.
Returning ePub e-Books early
If you finish an e-Book before it is due, it is helpful to other Library patrons if you return the book early rather than waiting for it to expire. You can return ePub e-Books early through the Adobe Digital Editions software:
Kindle-compatible e-Books are now available. Here are the steps for checking out and downloading an eBook for Kindle (this how-to guide may also be helpful):
Here is a slideshow showing how to use our e-Books on a Kindle:
This presentation may be easier to read if viewed on SlideShare.
Here is a video describing the checkout process for Kindle users:
Returning Kindle e-Books Early
If you finish an e-Book before it is due, it is helpful to other Library patrons if you return the book early rather than waiting for it to expire. You can return Kindle books through Amazon's "Manage Your Kindle" interface:
If you are using a mobile device such as an Android, Blackberry, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, please use the free OverDrive Media Console app. Please search for the free OverDrive Media Console app where you normally get apps for your device (such as Google Play, Mobihand or AppWorld, Windows Phone Marketplace, or the App Store). Here is special information on installing the app on NOOK devices.
Here are printable handouts from our e-Book classes with step by step instructions on how to use library e-Books on Android devices and iOS (Apple) devices.
The following videos show how to download and use the iPad app; much of this information also applies to other mobile devices.
How to Install the OverDrive Media Console iPad App:
How to Download an eBook Using the OverDrive Media Console iPad App:
If you run into problems, here's an eBooks troubleshooting guide that may help.
OverDrive also includes a collection of over 15,000 freely available public domain eBooks. These can be downloaded without signing into your account, there is no limit to how many you can download, and they do not expire! Please refer to the ‘tips’ link at the top of the introduction to the collection for instructions on how to download content.
What to do if your e-mail address has changed
If you have e-reserves and have changed your e-mail address, you will need to update the e-mail address associated with each of your e-reserves to be sure you receive notification when the books become available. Please follow these steps:
1. Log into your digital downloads account.
2. Click on 'My eReserve List'.
3. Click 'Edit' next to the title and update the email address.
Still having trouble?
We understand that Digital Downloads can sometimes be tricky. You can submit a request for help and we will try to resolve your problem as quickly as possible.
Tagged in: ebooks, downloads, downloadable,
November 08, 2012 by pjorgensen
Please note: this page is no longer being actively maintained. We are not currently adding links, but we will gladly remove dead links if they are reported to us.Please note: The presence of a link on this site does not constitute an endorsement by Lincoln City Libraries. Be advised that not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Users should carefully judge the worth of these sources of information as they would any other resource. Just as libraries do not vouch for or endorse the viewpoints of written material in their collections, they do not do so for electronic information. Web sites may change or disappear without notice. Lincoln City Libraries is not responsible for the content of external sites linked to its Web site.
- Specific Authors
- Electronic Texts
- Quotation Sources
- Writers' Resources
- Reading Group Resources
- Sources for Buying Books and Book Supplies
- a.k.a. (author pseudonyms, etc.)
- Author Name Pronunciation Guide (focus on children's authors)
- AwardWeb: Collections of Literary Award Information
- Based on the Book (movies based on books since 1980)
- Book Sense 76 (noteworthy new and recent books)
- Books and Book Reviews on the Web
- British and Irish Authors on the Web
- The British Literature Index
- The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Home Page
- Critical Reading: A Guide
- Encyclopedia Mythica
- Fantastic Fiction
- Fearless Reviews (reviews of books from independent publishers)
- FictionDB.com (reader's advisory site)
- Great Books of the Great Plains
- If You Like ...
- Imaginary Lands (children's literature)
- Literary Calendar
- The Literature Network
- Literature Page (from Cornell University)
- Mystery Reader Resources (BookGuide)
- One Book, One Nebraska
- Online Literary Criticism Collection (from the Internet Public Library)
- Prairie Schooner
- The Quotations Page
- Romance Fiction Resources (BookGuide)
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Resources (BookGuide)
- Scottish Writers
- Stop, You’re Killing Me!
- What's Next (search for adult fiction in series)
- whichbook.net (book recommendations)
- Who Reads What? - Celebrity Reading List
- About Poetry
- The Academy of American Poets
- American Verse Project
- British Poetry 1780-1910: a Hypertext Archive of Scholarly Editions
- British Women Romantic Poets Project
- Electronic Poetry Center
- Introduction to Representative Poetry On-line (from the University of Toronto)
- Lost Poets of the Great War
- Moontown Café
- Poetry Daily
- Poetry Resources (from Cornell University)
- The Republic of Pemberley (Jane Austen)
- Lewis Carroll home page
- Willa Cather
- Willa Cather Archive
- Agatha Christie: The Official Online Home
- The Samuel Taylor Coleridge Archive
- The Dickens Page
- The Arthur Conan Doyle Society
- Sherlockian.Net (Arthur Conan Doyle)
- The Thomas Hardy Society
- The Hemingway Resource Center
- Timeless Hemingway
- Into the Wardrobe: The C. S. Lewis Web Site
- H.P. Lovecraft
- The Life and Works of Herman Melville
- Middle English Literature (Chaucer, Langland, Malory, etc.)
- John Milton
- Pembroke College Winnie The Pooh Society (A. A. Milne)
- Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
- Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
- The Robert Louis Stevenson Home Page
- The Dylan Thomas Collection
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Anthony Trollope
- The Edith Wharton Society
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
- William Wordsworth
- Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
- American Literary Classics
- BookGlutton ( a new way to read online)
- BooksShouldBeFree.com (public domain audio books)
- The eBook Directory
- Electronic Text Center (University of Virginia)
- Electronic Texts and Primary Sources
- Librivox.org (Free audio books from texts in the public domain)
- Literature Collection
- Literature for Children
- Luminarium: Medieval, Renaissance, & 17th Century texts
- Manybooks.net (free public domain eBooks specially formatted for portable devices)
- Open Library (a website devoted to giving every book a webpage)(many full-text books)
- The On-line Books Page
- Online Literature Library
- Project Gutenberg
- Short Stories at East of the Web
- Wright American Fiction (19th-century American fiction)
- Wowio (free fiction, non-fiction, and comics ebooks)
- Annabelle's Quotation Guide
- The Literature Network - Advanced Search
- The Quotations Page
- Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations
- Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
- Book Marketing Update
- Citation guides for online sources:
- Citing Sources on the World Wide Web (University of Mary Washington Library)
- Citation Style Guides (Syracuse University Library)
- Columbia Guide to Online Style
- Common Errors in English
- Electronic Style Guides
- Guide for Citing Electronic Information
- Karla's Guide to Citation Style Guides
- ONLINE! Citation Styles
- Dictionary.com Writing Resources
- Guide to Grammar and Writing
- National Writers Union
- Lincoln Writers
- Nebraska Center for Writers
- Romance Writers of America
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
- Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
- WorksCited4U (MLA bibliography composer)
- WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary
- Writers on the Net
- Book Group Resources (from the Nebraska Library Commission)
- Book Group Resources (from Salt Lake County Library)
- Reader's Circle
- Reading Group Choices
- Reading Group Guides
- Used/Out of Print:
- College Textbooks:
- Price comparison sites:
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November 17, 2011 by Webmaster
The Lincoln City Libraries Digital Downloads from OverDrive provides a collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for reading and listening to on a computer or portable e-reader or audio device. Click the button below to access our Digital Downloads:
Tagged in: audio, audiobooks, ebooks, downloads, downloadable,
June 22, 2011 by pjorgensen
What is netLibrary?netLibrary is a collection of electronic books, or "eBooks," that can be accessed from a computer with Internet access. Lincoln City Libraries is part of a consortium that has purchased access to thousands of these eBooks for our patrons.
What do I need to use netLibrary?You need a computer (either PC or Mac) with Internet access and one of the following Web browsers:
- Internet Explorer 7.0 and above
- Firefox 2.0 and above
Viewing netLibrary eBooks also requires the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (8.0 or higher). Information about downloading this program is available on the City of Lincoln Web site.
Lincoln City Libraries' catalog computers meet these requirements, as do our computers for using the Internet. If your home computer meets these requirements, you will be able to access the service from home, but you will first need to set up a netLibrary account.
How do I set up an account with netLibrary?If you're using a Lincoln City Libraries catalog computer, click on "Research Resources," and then on the "netLibrary" link. This takes you to a page that gives general information about the service. Then click on the link that says, "Set up a netLibrary account."
If you're using your home computer, start from our netLibrary page. If prompted, enter all 14 digits of your library card number (do not enter any spaces) and your PIN.
On the next screen, fill in the form. You will be asked to select a username and password. A username or a password should be a single word without any spaces or punctuation (numbers may be used); if you choose a username that someone else has already selected, you'll be asked to choose a different one.
How do I connect to netLibrary?
- If you are using a Lincoln City Libraries catalog computer, there are two ways to get to netLibrary:
- Starting from the main screen, click on the "Research Resources" tab, and then on the "netLibrary" link. This takes you to a page that gives general information about the service; again, click on the button labeled "netLibrary."
- Bibliographic records for the books we have purchased have been added to the Lincoln City Libraries online catalog. A link in the record for each of these books in our catalog connects to that specific book in netLibrary.
- If you are using your home computer:
As mentioned above, before using netLibrary from home you will need to set up an account. Follow the instructions above to set up your account. Once you have set up your account, go to the Lincoln City Libraries Web site at http://www.lincolnlibraries.org. Click on the "Research Resources" button and then click on the "netLibrary" link. You can also go directly to the netLibrary home page at http://www.netlibrary.com.
Do I have to set up an account to use eBooks from netLibrary?It depends on what you want to do. You do not need an account to:
- browse netLibrary eBooks using a computer in Lincoln City Libraries
- read netLibrary's collection of free and public domain eBooks
- use netLibrary from your home computer
- use certain features such as adding your own notes and favorites lists
How do I access my netLibrary account?At the main netLibrary screen, click on "Log In."
On the next screen, enter the user name and password that you chose when you set up your account, and then click on "Log in."
How do I change my password or other information on my account?Click on "edit account."
On the next screen, edit whatever information you want to change, and then click on "Save Changes."
How do I log out of my netLibrary account?Click on "log out."
How do I search for an eBook in netLibrary?You may search by title, author, keywords, the full text of the eBook, or publisher by using the search form on the main netLibrary page. You can use multiple search terms at the same time.
Enter your search terms and click on the "search" button below the form.
After you've performed a search, you will be shown a search results page. From this screen, you can browse or check out one of the eBooks on the list by clicking on the appropriate icons.
How do I find what I'm looking for in an eBook?There are several ways to find what you are looking for in an eBook. You can:
- go through the eBook page by page by clicking on the "Next" and "Previous" buttons
- go to a particular page number by using the "Go" button
- go to a particular chapter by using the table of contents pane
- use netLibrary's search capabilities to look for specific text in the eBook
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