SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 27, 2013

Ipswich library offers e-books, audiobooks

By Will Broaddus
Staff writer

---- — Patrons of Ipswich Public Library can access e-books and download audiobooks from the library’s website, according to a press release from library Director Victor Dyer.

After browsing the website, www.ipswichlibrary.org, users can borrow titles with a valid library card and enjoy their selections on all major computers and devices, including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tablets, and Kindle.

Available e-books can be read immediately on any device with an Internet browser. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, which means there are no late fees.

Eleven new audiobooks and 35 new e-books were purchased this month and are listed both by title and author at the website.

New audiobooks include “Orange is the New Black” by Piper Karmen, “Gone” by James Patterson and “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn.

New e-books include “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northrup, “Growing Up Online” by NBC News and “Fantastic Mr. Fox” by Roald Dahl.

Digital services are free for users with a library card, which are free to Ipswich residents with appropriate identification.

Borrowers can begin enjoying e-books and audiobooks by visiting the website and clicking on Collections, then Digital Collection, then Audio Books & e-Books from Overdrive.

Helpful tools and information are also available — and support can be contacted — by clicking the Help button at the digital collection.