SOURCE: OverDrive, Inc.

February 05, 2007 07:30 ET

Huntington Public Library Adds Video to eMedia Collection

Patrons Can Checkout and Download Popular Videos, Audio Books, and eBooks From Home

HUNTINGTON, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- Huntington Public Library is extending its digital audio book and eBook collection, http://suffolk.lib.overdrive.com/, to offer free, 24/7 access to downloadable videos.

With a valid library card, patrons can check out and download videos in addition to popular audio books and eBooks to a personal computer and transfer titles to supported portable devices to enjoy on the go! Video titles can be transferred to devices such as Dell Pocket PCs or Smartphones, and some audio books in the collection can even be burned to CD to listen in the car or on any standard CD player.

Huntington Public Library joins an impressive group of library systems offering the convenience of these materials and formats. "Giving patrons the opportunity to checkout and download videos from the comfort of their own home is an excellent addition to our eMedia collection," said Michael Bogin, Assistant Director of the library. "Downloadable videos will continue to help us grow interest and popularity with our digital services."

The video collection includes a wide range of titles covering Sci-Fi classics, children's stories, Spanish language, and travel. Patrons can continue to check out best-selling audio and eBooks from popular authors like Nora Roberts, James Patterson, and Meg Cabot.

The advantage of the digital media collection is the convenience of automatic return. At the end of the 14 day lending period, digital titles will expire from the patron's PC and be automatically checked in. Users will never have to make unnecessary trips to the library or be concerned with overdue fines and damage costs.

Huntington Public Library (http://hpl.suffolk.lib.ny.us/) partnered with OverDrive, Inc.(www.overdrive.com), a Cleveland-based digital media company to offer downloadable materials to patrons.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Kristine M. Casper
    Department Head - Youth & Parent Services and PALS Coordinator
    Huntington Public Library
    631-427-5165 ext. 230
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