Go to the right hand side of the page. The second heading down, under official sites is Baldwin Library. Under that heading are three bullet point Baldwin Library subheadings.
- The first is a link to Library's website.
- The second titled, Books and Beyond is a link to the library's quarterly magazine . Residents of the City of Bloomfield Hills will receive a printed copy of the publication in the mail shortly. Readers of this blog or the library's web site get a sneak preview now. The magazine will stay on our site until the next issue is published in order to be a to be a continued source of reference should the paper edition get tossed, or lost.
- The last Baldwin bullet point is the link that lets library card holders use the library on line from home or elsewhere.
All the books (both electronic and audio) that are available for electronic check-out appear here. Many offer samples. There are a number of categories such as audio fiction/non fiction, recent returns, and buried treasure that appear beneath the picture below which can be found on the right hand side of the page.
The instructions for downloading the free software are fairly straight forward. This writer had a little difficulty because I didn't follow the instructions exactly. If you have problems stop by the Baldwin library and a librarian will help you. In fact the the Baldwin library will sponsor the following free class ...
Introduction to eBooks and Audiobooks
Sat., Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. or Mon., Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.
Call 248-554-4650 to register.
Read and listen to books from your own home. Learn the difference between eBooks and Audiobooks and learn about the Library’s down loadable media. Basic computer and Internet skills are required.
You select a book by clicking on it. If it is available it will say "Add to cart.". If it is not, you may reserve a copy when it becomes available by clicking on, "Place on hold." To check out a book you have put in your cart you will need your library card number and the four letter Pin number you you chose when you received your card at the Baldwin Library.
Reading a book on your computer works but there are more convenient ways. If you are thinking about a portable book reader as a gift for others or even yourself consider the following free class next Monday at the Baldwin Library.
Holiday Gift Picks: eReaders
Mon., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
Call to register.
Just in time for the holidays. Stop by the Library to learn more about eReaders and to get hands on experience with a Nook, a Sony Reader, a Kindle and an iPad. A short presentation on the different kinds of eReaders and then participants will have the chance to try different kinds.