Click Now To Skip Main Navigation and go straight to Content.

Contact:

South Dakota State Library
MacKay Building
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

1-605-773-3131
1-605-773-6962 (FAX)
1-800-423-6665
(SD Only)

Hours: Mon-Fri
8 am - 5 pm CT
7 am - 4 pm MT

Follow Me on Pinterest

About SDSL | Publications | News and Press Releases | 21 libraries to offer audio, electronic books for download

Media Release

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 28, 2011 Web Link to South Dakota Department of Education
Contact: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-7228, mary.stadicksmith@state.sd.us Email Link

21 libraries to offer audio, electronic books for download

PIERRE, S.D. — Library patrons in 21 South Dakota communities will soon be able to download audio and electronic books, or e-books, from their home computers, courtesy of their public libraries.

The new collaborative, "South Dakota Titles to Go," was formed as a result of negotiations managed by the State Library. The participating libraries provide the funding for the downloadables, supplied by OverDrive. OverDrive is a digital distributor of e-books, audiobooks, music and video.

Downloadable titles are available in a variety of popular genres, including bestsellers, fiction, romance, suspense, children's and young adult, business, self-help and language learning. Downloadable audiobooks and e-books may be checked out, placed on the patron's computer, burned to a CD or transferred to a portable device such as a Nook. They are automatically returned when due. Music and video formats may be added later.

"South Dakota's public libraries are key community resources for the digital age, and through the Titles to Go program, local libraries across the state will be able to make even more digital resources available to their users," said State Librarian Dan Siebersma. "By pooling resources, participating libraries are able to provide these new resources at no cost to their patrons."

The new service is in the trial stages now and is expected to be available by the end of March.

Participating libraries are:

  • Alexander Mitchell Library (Aberdeen) Web Link to Alexander Mitchell Public Library
  • Beresford Public Library Web Link to Beresford Public Library
  • Brookings Public Library Web Link to Brookings Public Library
  • Canton Public Library Web Link to Canton Public Library
  • Cozard Memorial Library (Chamberlain) Web Link to Cozard Memorial Library
  • Dell Rapids Carnegie Public Library Web Link to Dell Rapids Carnegie Public Library
  • Dorothee Pike Memorial Library (Lake Preston) Web Link to Dorothee Pike Memorial Library Facebook Page
  • Edgemont Public Library Web Link to Edgemont Public Library
  • Freeman Public Library Web Link to Freeman Public Library
  • Grace Balloch Memorial Library (Spearfish) Web Link to Grace Balloch Memorial Library
  • Huron Public Library Web Link to Huron Public Library
  • Madison Public Library Web Link to Madison Public Library
  • North Sioux City Community Library Web Link to North Sioux City Community Library
  • Northwest Regional Library (Buffalo) Web Link to Northwest Regional Library
  • Potter County Library (Gettysburg) Web Link to Potter County Library
  • Rawlins Municipal Library (Pierre) Web Link to Rawlins Municipal Library
  • Sisseton Memorial Library
  • Sully Area Library (Onida) Web Link to Sully Area Library
  • Sturgis Public Library Web Link to Sturgis Public Library
  • Watertown Regional Library Web Link to Watertown Regional Library
  • Yankton Community Library Web Link to Yankton Community Library

Other public libraries can still join the collaborative effort. Contact the State Library at 800-423-6665 for details.

-30-



Share |


YARP Book Awards

YARP
Winners are announced!!


 South Dakota 125 Anniversary

Celebrating our 125th Statehood Anniversary!


South Dakota State Library Cornerstone

SDSL's e-Newsletter
- Library Features & Headlines
- Why Didn't I Think of That?


Event calendar

« AUGUST »
SMTWTFS
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

More CE Events

 

The South Dakota State Library provides leadership for innovation and excellence in libraries and services to state government.

South Dakota State Library | South Dakota Department of Education | State of South Dakota

Accessibility Policy | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy