Story last updated at 7/10/2012 - 1:18 pm
Juneau Public Library is the first library in Alaska to offer the innovative Freading eBook Service.
The service will allow the Juneau Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to 20 thousand books, none of which require the patron to wait in line to download.
Registered card holders of the Juneau Public Libraries are allowed 4 tokens per week which can be used to download e-books (ranging from 1-4 tokens each) at no direct cost via the library's Freading site, www. juneau.freading.com. The library pays the cost of the downloads.
Other libraries participating in the launch include five in other states.
Freading has its own apps for iPad, iPhone and Android tablets and phones. It is also compatible with the Kindle Fire, Nook devices, and Kobo devices.
"Freading is a unique service which will solve a lot of library and patron issues, "said Brian Downing, co-Founder of Library Ideas, LLC, the company that created Freading. "Libraries can get a lot of great content with no upfront cost and no steep platform fee, and the patrons have a great selection of books to choose from without waiting in line."
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