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County libraries to provide e-books starting late this fall

Nevada County’s librarians are embracing e-book technology, making local libraries a hub for downloadable text.

Late this fall, the libraries are expected to add software to their computers allowing readers to check out books on their iPods, most MP3 players, some e-readers and most personal computers.

“We need to move with the technology,” said Nevada County Librarian Mary Ann Trygg.

Titles will be available to download either at the county’s libraries or off of the county’s website, meaning readers can download books from home. The technology cost about $1,900 and was purchased in conjunction with libraries across Northeastern California, Trygg added.

Electronic books are still ‘loaned out, and readers have a downloadable book for three weeks, just like a hard copy, Trygg said. At the end of the borrowing period, the book is removed from the reader, Trygg said.

The software doesn’t provide titles for the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad.

To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail or call (530) 477-4239.

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