E-Books and E-Audio Books have come to the Starke County Library system. Library Director, Sheila Urwiler, talks about the service.
“You get to check them out for one to two weeks, and at the end of the period the title just expires. So there are no late fees, you can’t be charged for anything. It’s a free service. We think people will really enjoy it.” Urwiler said.
We asked Sheila how many books are available.
“Oh, several thousand, and its growing rapidly. We’re part of a consortium, with other Northern Indiana libraries. Because of that, we are able to offer a lot more titles than we could if we just had to build the collection on our own. It’s both E-Books and E-Audio Books where you can download a book and listen to it.”
We asked Sheila if she thinks this will cut down on book readership in the library.
“I really don’t. I think there are so many people who enjoy reading a print book. This, to me, will only help to expand the readership for people who like their Kindles and Nooks. One of the great things about E Books is that when you have them on your device you can increase the size, which is a nice service. Not every book we have in the library is in large print, but in the E-Books there is.”
You can access the E-Books or E-Audio Books by going to this website. When you choose your book, it will ask to to enter your Starke County Library card.