It wasn’t too long ago that I first heard over OverDrive, a service that allows you to borrow electronic materials from your local library. This is an idea that always made sense. We have these e-readers and digital devices, and while they’re not the same as physical books, they provide the same content. In the BBGeeks Store today I saw an app that made me giddy: the OverDrive Media Console. As you might expect, this allows you to take advantage of public library audiobooks on your BlackBerry. All you need for this app is a library card — and, of course, a public library that works with OverDrive to provide digital materials. I’m not sure how the public library system works in other states, but I know that in New Jersey one local card gets you access to an entire county’s worth of library materials. That makes for a potentially wider selection. From the app you can browse audiobooks. Once you’ve entered your card information you can check out an audiobook and download it right to your BlackBerry. Then you can play it for the duration of your lending period. I’m a pretty big fan of this, because it eliminates the one thing that costs me with public libraries: late fees. Which reminds me, I have a few books to return… You can get more information about OverDrive at their website. Just type your ZIP code into the box on the main page, and you’ll get a listing of libraries in our area that work with OverDrive. The app is free. You can get the OverDrive Media Console right from the BBGeeks Store.
Borrow audiobooks from your library with OverDrive Media Console
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