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Release Date: 10/24/2014

The Seattle Public Library launches 'E-books Now!'

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Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can now see which e-books are currently available for immediate check out.


E-books Now! is a new way to find and download e-books from the Library's catalog. Patrons can search or browse the Library's digital collection of items that are currently available, with no holds or wait times! Catch up on recent bestsellers and discover a new favorite book. Search by e-book format, audiobook format or choose all formats.


E-books Now! Features

  • E-books when you want them
  • Reading Roulette - a discovery tool that enables patrons to find "hidden gem" books that are currently available.


The E-books Now! web interface was developed by the Library to help patrons more easily discover popular e-books that are available. The list for E-books Now! currently repopulates once every hour with newly available books.


To view, browse and download currently available e-books, visit www.spl.org/enow or click on "E-books Now!" from the menu bar in the Library's catalog.


For more information on downloading e-books from the Library, visit the Getting Started with E-books page, call 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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