eSpotlight Announcement - The OverDrive Bookmobile is Coming to Town!

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Digital Bookmobile Arrives November 6, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

map showing the location of the OverDrive Bookmobile towards the end of 5th Street, south of City Hall

OverDrive's Digital Bookmobile National Tour is stopping in San Jose on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Drop in and see us! We'll be on South Fifth Street between City Hall and San Fernando Street (see map).

Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit will provide an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and eAudiobooks available from OverDrive. A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading experts, and so much more. Tours are free and open to the community!

So, what is it?

Digital Bookmobile from OverDrive

The 42-foot long Toterhome, fresh off the assembly line, is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, free Wi-Fi connection, touchscreen monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore SJPL's digital service. In the Gadget Gallery, readers can explore all popular devices including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. Interactive learning stations encourage visitors to search the library’s digital media collection and go through the borrowing process. Beginners can get a one-on-one tutorial from technical experts. No matter what phone, tablet, or computer a reader has, they'll be reading eBooks and listening to eAudiobooks in no time flat!

Why are eBooks and eAudiobooks Cool?

Readers can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for free, 24/7 with no late fees. A valid library card allows readers to explore our extensive digital catalog featuring bestselling authors, new releases, classic titles, and much more. Whether listening to an eAudiobook or reading an eBook, titles will automatically expire and return to the library's digital collection at the end of the lending period.

Drop in to learn about what's available at SJPL, to get familiar with different devices, talk to librarians, and have fun!

In the Meantime...

Check out our eBooks & eMedia and our eLearning resources. Have questions? Feel free to call us at 408-808-2104 or email us via our contact form.

We Hope to See You Soon!

Thanks to OverDrive for the images in this post!

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