Did you get a new eReader for Christmas? Are you having trouble figuring out how it functions? The library may be able to help you!
Davenport Public Library subscribes to a database called Atomic Training. This database has thousands of videos that will teach you how to use your Kindle, iPad, Nook or Android device. And since you have a library card from the Davenport Public Library, you are able to watch these videos at your convenience!
If you have an iPad, you can learn about the different settings and how to install iBooks. Also, there are tutorials about the Kindle app and the Nook app that you can install on your iPad. You can also watch videos about finding apps to read newspapers and magazines.
If you have a Kindle, you can learn how to manage your Kindle library, share content on multiple devices, and the different settings and features available. Also included are videos on how to locate free materials for your Kindle. Tutorials about Amazon Prime and apps available for Amazon Prime. You can also find help for how to use your Kindle Fire as a tablet and its Internet Browser.
Nook users can find help on a variety of topics. You can learn how to set up your Barnes and Noble account along with the different features. Also, there are are tutorials about using Chrome and Google Play. Videos have information on how to find newspapers, magazines and other free materials.
To access Atomic Training, go to Research Tools on our website. From there, go to Online Resources. Once you are there, you will find Atomic Training. You will have to set up a free account to access the database. All it requires is an email adress and password.
The audiobook version of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is, for me, the ideal audiobook. It’s easy to pick up the narrative’s thread after a day or a week if you just listen to it in your car. Isaacson writes in a straightforward, journalistic style, accessible for listeners as well as readers.
It’s both fascinating in terms of the story of Steve Jobs as a person and as a genius of electronic aesthetics. You learn a lot about computers, design theory, and how to pull extremely clever pranks and practical jokes.
Isaacson presents a picture of a man with great flaws and immense talents. At the end of book, the listener is still not able to draw a pat conclusion about his character. The last part is, of course, painful to hear – as Isaacson tells the story of a life and spirit cut tragically short.
With the popularity of eBook readers this season (just judging from the influx of commercials alone), I imagine many of our library patrons have received them as holiday gifts! Davenport Public Library has two different resources that provide free eBooks and eAudiobooks for our patrons, NetLibrary and Wilbor. To get started, visit our homepage. On the left hand margin, click on “Download eAudiobooks, eBooks and Music,” which will link you to our resources.
To access Wilbor, you will need to have your library card number handy. After you install their software you can download your favorite books by your favorite authors and transfer your selection to your mobile device.
NetLibrary requires a visit to your nearest Davenport Public Library location to sign up for a free account. After you sign up, you are able to log on from home to download and transfer eBooks.
Each website lists compatible devices in an easy to read list.
Contact the Reference Department with any questions!