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Trinity Valley library goes digital

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TVCC students can now access e-books through the library's website. There are around 300 titles available from Overdrive. For more informationabout the titles that are available, log on to TVCC's website and go to the library's home page.

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Trinity Valley Community College students as well as faculty members now have more options available to them at the library or on the go. E-books are now available for free on the library’s new system: OverDrive.

With people going into a digital age, books have followed suit. Almost all people from around the globe can access anything and everything they would like to know through the internet. Pictures, music and news can be found with one click of the mouse, and now, so can books.

According to USA Today, “Eight of the top 20 titles on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list this week are e-books.”

Since more people are turning to e-Books, TVCC has followed the trend by offering them as well through Overdrive.

The library currently has over 300 titles in their circulation. The e-books’ genre cover all fiction such as horror and romance and even some non-fiction books as well, such as the “…For Dummies” collection. All e-books on OverDrive are free, but students must have a Kindle or a Kindle application to access e-books for free. OverDrive will offer a free Kindle app for students.

TVCC students can access e-books at any time without paying a late fee or checkout fee. In order to access an e-book, students can log onto the Trinity Valley main website, go to the library department’s page, and find the OverDrive link located on the right side of the page. Users can simply click on OverDrive, select the book they want and enter their Cardinal I.D. and password to gain access to OverDrive, and checkout an e-book. If there is a book the students want to read but is not on the site, they can talk to Karla Bryan, the reference librarian in charge of ordering e-Books, and she can get that e-book for them up by the end of the day.

Karla Byran, said that Overdrive was added, “…to be able to provide resources to students and faculty and staff in a different and emerging format.”

E-books can be downloaded to any mobile device such as the Kindle, iPad, Nook or even their laptop. OverDrive gives step by step instructions for downloading to any device. After downloading an e-book, the student then has 21 days to read the selection before the e-book leaves their device. At this time, students can only checkout up to five titles through OverDrive.

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