Always Available Travel Guides

Seattleites love to travel (or at least love to read travel books). While the library has a large collection of travel books in print, they are not always available when you want them. OverDrive, our ebook provider, had a small collection with limited destinations.

Until now. Continue reading “Always Available Travel Guides”

Seattle Cooks…Digitally

Everyone knows that The Seattle Public Library has an outstanding cookbook collection. But you may not know that you can check out “e-cookbooks” through OverDrive. If you’re a messy cook prone to spilling ingredients on page after page, then this could be the best option for you!

OverDrive has more than two dozen cookbooks, food and wine guides that celebrate the bounty and creativity of growers, farmers and chefs in Seattle, Washington and the Pacific Northwest. With chefs from Ethan Stowell to Renee Erickson, restaurants Cafe Flora to Skillet, local institutions like Ivar’s and the Herbfarm, sweet treats from Macrina Trophy Cupcakes, and guides to local cheese, beer and wine there’s something for everyone. Check them out right now!

ebooks galore

This fall, Simon & Schuster became the last of the “Big 5” publishers (joining Penguin/Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Hachette) to make ebooks available to libraries. The Seattle Public Library added nearly 3,000 titles from Simon & Schuster and are now available for checkout in OverDrive. Here are the best of the best that Simon and Schuster has to offer. Continue reading “ebooks galore”

SPL Foundation funds 19,000 ebooks!

Click here to view The Goldfinch in the SPL catalog        Click here to view The Boys in the Boat in the SPL catalog        Click here to view A Wrinkle in Time in the SPL catalog        Click here to view The Fault in Our Stars in the SPL catalog

Have you noticed that there are a LOT more ebooks available through OverDrive recently? We hope so! Due to a generous award from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, we were able to take advantage of the recent decision by three major publishers — Penguin, Hachette and Macmillan — to make their ebooks available to public libraries. Here’s a smattering of the 19,000 titles – new releases and perennial favorites — for your digital reading pleasure. Continue reading “SPL Foundation funds 19,000 ebooks!”