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St. Louis County Library Hosts Digital Bookmobile National Tour

Press Release

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
St. Louis County Library will host the Digital Bookmobile National Tour (, on Monday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from SLCL through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle® HD, iPad® Mini,  Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Sony® Reader™, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service.
Library card holders can also check out digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting
The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore SLCL’s digital service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.
Patrons can take advantage of the service 24/7 when they visit the SLCL website: From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release, and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once the digital titles have been checked out, they can enjoy them in the browser or transfer them to their computer or a supported mobile device. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.
The Digital Bookmobile is a service of St. Louis County Library and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out digital books and more, visit
For more information about the Digital Bookmobile visit, please call 314-994-3300.