WEST WARWICKâ€”For years now, the West Warwick Public Library has offered digital books and their collection â€ścontinues to grow,â€ť said Maureen Delovio, the head of the reference department.
Libraries across Rhode Island pay Ocean State Libraries a subscription fee and everyone shares, she said. To accumulate their collection, â€śindividual libraries will buy and add to it.â€ť
There are a number of different options to choose from, said Delovio. Library users can checkout and download Adobe EPUB eBooks, Adobe PDF eBooks, Mobipocket eBooks, WMA Audiobooks, MP3 Audiobooks, music and videos.
â€śWe have everything,â€ť said Delovio. â€śMysteries, children, young adult and adult books, instructional, fiction and nonfictionâ€”anything that comes out in electronic format, we can get.â€ť
She said that the library does not currently have all eBooks but â€śhas a lot.â€ť
The files are treated similar to how a library user would check out a book. You must have a library card and will have a certain amount of time to read or view it, said Delovio.
Similar to checking out a book, the user will have access to it for three weeks and then the file disappears. There are no renewals and users can place a hold on a book whenever they wish.