Digital Bookmobile Visit

Photo of the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile.The OverDrive Digital Bookmobile is coming to Gainesville as part of its coast-to-coast National Tour!

Millhopper Branch on Wednesday, April 17, 12-6 p.m.
Tower Road Branch on Thursday, April 18, 12-6 p.m.

The 42-foot long traveling exhibit first launched in 2008 in Central Park, New York, and has since traveled more than 233,000 miles and welcomed over 240,000 visitors at over 1,000 events.  The Digital Bookmobile highlights eBooks and eAudiobooks that our library has purchased from OverDrive to make freely accessible to our library patrons in our community.

Photo of man and woman looking at a mobile device.Patrons with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles 24/7 through our library's OverDrive online collection site or by downloading the library's one-tap reading app, Libby, powered by OverDrive, to read or listen instantly from virtually any smartphone, tablet or computer.  Devices, internet connectivity, and expert guidance will be available on the Digital Bookmobile to guide visitors through the easy process of borrowing digital books and audiobooks.  Staff will facilitate one-on-one tutorials to help visitors borrow and read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks.

The Digital Bookmobile is equipped with interactive workstations, touchscreen activities, devices to sample titles and  everything a reader needs to get started. Popular devices, including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Chromebook and Kindles, fill the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse our library's digital service.

Image of mobile devices with the Libby app provided by Rakuten OverDrive for digital books.Visitors can learn how to enhance their reading experience with tips and tricks from the experts, including how to sort and filter searches, create notes and highlights, manage your holds, tag titles, and much more.

The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, the industry-leading digital reading platform for more than 43,000 libraries and schools worldwide.Illustration of Digital Bookmobile logo

Posted by OttoP on February 15, 2019