Tech Petting Zoo at Bear Valley Branch on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tech Petting Zoo

Did you know that you can still check out eBooks and place holds, even when the library is closed? We have a large collection of eMedia -- downloadable eBooks, audio eBooks and eFlicks (movies) -- available on your portable device or home computer 24/7. The Community Technology Center is providing FREE instruction to show you how it's done!

The Community Technology Center will be heading out to Bear Valley Branch Library on Saturday, April 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. to give people an opportunity to learn how to download and install the software needed to access Denver Public Library's eMedia collection.

If you have a laptop or smart phone, please bring it with you! We will help you install and set up the software on site!

Don't have a portable device? Show up anyway! We will have an iPad, iPod Touch, Android Tablet, Sony eReader, Nook, and more available for you to play with to find the right device for you!

Comments

Are the e-books still only for Macs and Windows computers?

While you cannot use DPL's eMedia on a Linux operating system, if you run a Windows Virtual Machine on your Linux computer, you can still access our materials by installing the software in the virtual environment.  

 

I have not had the opportunity to test the software on any other opperating systems, but it is some pretty simple software that you install on your computer to access the files.  I can't think of a reason that e-books wouldn't be accessible on Linux. 

I know this doesn't fully answer your question, but if you have a laptop with a non-iOS or Windows opperating system, please stop by Bear Valley during our Tech Petting Zoo and we can take a look at it together!

Thanks for the interest!

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