SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

November 12, 2007 16:41 ET

The Finger Lakes Library System Now Offers Downloadable Audio Books and eBooks

Best-Selling Titles Available Anytime, Anywhere

ITHACA, NY--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - The Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS) has expanded their services with the addition of downloadable audio books and eBooks. All library card holders within Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins can check out and download digital audio books and eBooks, anytime, anywhere by visiting http://flls.lib.overdrive.com. There are no worries about late fees or overdue notices; the downloaded titles automatically expire.

To check out a downloadable audio book, you need a valid library card, personal computer, and Internet connection. Simply go to www.flls.org and click on the "Download Audio Books" icon or go to your library catalog and choose the Digital Downloads tab. You can then install the free OverDrive Media Console software and begin browsing the collection. Titles can be checked out and downloaded to your personal computer. Once downloaded, the audio book files can be transferred to a supported MP3 player, and some audio books can be burned to CD.

"We are very excited to offer many of the same best-selling authors that are in our physical collection in digital format, including James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, and even Agatha Christie," said Karen Creenan, FLLS Executive Director. "Our library users have the comfort of accessing the digital collection from anywhere, whenever they want."

The OverDrive Media Console will operate on computers running Windows 98SE and above, including Microsoft Vista. At this time, OverDrive's downloadable audio books service is not compatible with Apple computers and iPods, due to Apple's rights management restrictions. To read eBook titles, patrons will download the free reader software for Adobe eBooks and Mobipocket eBooks. Mac users are able to read Adobe eBooks.

The free and easy to use service is licensed through a partnership between FLLS and OverDrive of Cleveland, Ohio. To check out and download audio books and eBooks, visit http://flls.lib.overdrive.com.

About OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for downloading premium digital content. We deliver secure management, protection and download services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. www.OverDrive.com

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Karen Creenan
    Executive Director
    Finger Lakes Library System
    607-273-4074, ext. 22
    Email Contact

    Megan Stack
    OverDrive, Inc.
    Email Contact