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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Checkout and Read Books, Without Ever Leaving Home
Knox County Public LibraryFebruary 11, 2011 - Fall in love with your favorite book all over again - as an eBook - and discover all the places eBooks can take you (and you can take them!). Knox County Public Library is now offering eBooks for checkout; library patrons can access 4,150 eBooks for children, teens and adults immediately, with more being added on a regular basis. With a Knox County library card, eBooks can be downloaded to an eReader, smart phone, or computer, and patrons will have access to them for up to 3 weeks..

Public help sessions will be offered throughout the second half of February giving a general introduction to eBooks. Attendees will be able to see a demonstration showing how to install and register the required software, and download and transfer an eBook to the reader. Attendees are welcome to bring their wireless-equipped laptop and eReader, and librarians will help them through the download process on their own equipment, time permitting.

Public eBook Help Sessions:

  • February 16, 3:00 p.m. at Cedar Bluff Branch Library
  • February 17, 6:30 p.m. at Powell Branch Library
  • February 24, 6:30 p.m. at Fountain City Branch Library
  • February 25, 3:00 p.m. at Burlington Branch Library
  • February 28, 6:30 p.m. at Lawson McGhee Library

    Compatible eBook devices include the Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, Mac desktop and laptops OS X v10.4.10 or higher, and Windows 7 or higher. Patrons will also be able to access eBooks through mobile devices, including iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and Android. Unfortunately, this service will not be compatible with Amazon's Kindle reader. For a full list of compatible eReaders, visit www.knoxlib.org.

    Please note: not all books are available in eBook format. Some publishers are currently under contract to publish eBooks only in Kindle's format, so some books are not currently available for lending.

    For more information, troubleshooting and download support, please contact the reference department at 215-8700.
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