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Release Date: 05/25/2007

The Seattle Public Library adds video to online collection

The Seattle Public Library now offers free downloads of 2,400 video titles, including documentaries produced for the A&E television channel, popular concert films of stars such as Cher and James Brown, IMAX movies, feature films like "Super Size Me," stand-up comedy from Larry the Cable Guy, classic westerns starring John Wayne, classic horror films starring Vincent Price, and more. Visit, then select "Digital Books & Media."

The Library's new online video collection is powered by OverDrive, a Web service based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Library has provided downloads of audio books and e-books from OverDrive since September 2005, and music since July 2006.

With a Library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a Windows-based computer, users can download videos, as well as audio books, e-books and music, from the comfort of their own home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Titles also can be transferred to hundreds of compatible devices to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

At the end of the 21-day lending period, the titles automatically expire. The check-out process is worry free, since there are are no late fees or lost or damaged items.

"The addition of video to our digital collection has been greatly anticipated and we have high expectations of the popularity of the service among patrons," said Rachel Martin, the Library's electronic resources librarian.

For more information, call the Library at (206) 386-4636 or visit

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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