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Falls Church Library Launches eBooks
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From the City of Falls Church:

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church, 120 N. Virginia Ave. will launch its new downloadable eBook service on Wednesday, Nov. 16.  Almost 2,000 titles will initially be available, covering all age groups and a wide range of topics and genres, including general fiction, mystery, romance, fantasy, biography, history, religion, essays….and much more. New titles will be added each week.


The downloadable eBooks will be compatible with most standard reading devices like Nooks, Sony Readers, iPads/iPhones, and Android phones and tablets. Many will also be compatible with Kindles.


Although downloadable eBooks will eventually be listed in the library’s regular catalog, they are borrowed and managed through a separate site (eBook partner, OverDrive) that will be linked to the library’s webpage (www.fallschurchva.gov/library) as “Downloadable Collection” on the left side of the homepage.  Using your MRSPL card number and PIN, you can checkout books, place holds, and otherwise manage your eBook account through our dedicated OverDrive site. You will be able to check out up to three eBooks at one time and may choose whether to borrow each for 7, 14, or 21 days. And, since the access to the eBook automatically expires at the end of the borrowing period, there are never any books to return or overdue fees.


Patrons will also be able to place up to three holds/reserves on items not currently available (because other patrons have borrowed them). When those holds are ready, you will receive an email notifying you that you have two days to logon and download your eBook. If you do not download it within two days, that eBook becomes available for others to checkout. When checking out an eBook, you must first place it in your “cart.” Once a book is in your cart, it must be downloaded within 30 minutes.


For more information, visit the library Reference Desk or call 703-248-5035. 

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