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Axis360 debuts at Huron Public Library: New eBook collection available

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 21st, 2013

Huron Public Library is happy to introduce a new eBook collection, Axis360. Axis360 works with Blio eBook reading software that you download to your computer or tablet. Blio is the first reader app to be 100 percent compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Axis360 titles will currently run on any Windows PC and on iOS and Android mobile devices. When you check out a title on your account, it can be moved to multiple devices which support Blio, such as an iPhone in addition to an iPad.

Axis 360 is available for Nook, Kobo, Sony readers, and the vendor is negotiating with Amazon for Kindle compatibility.

“EBooks are the fastest growing segment of the library’s collection,” says Library Director Shirley Apley. “In July we experienced a 34 percent increase in eBook usage. The publishing industry negotiates with the various eBook services as to who will carry their books, so to offer a wider range of books we chose to subscribe to Baker & Taylor’s Axis360 as well as South Dakota Titles to Go (Overdrive).”

Patrons will be able to check out three books from Axis360 at a time and keep them on their device for 21 days. You just need to have a Huron Public Library card in order to use the service. To read more about the service, just visit the library’s web site — www.library.huronsd.com. Select eBooks from the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Contact the library at 353-8530 for more information.

For the complete article see the 08-20-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 08-20-2013 paper.

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