Libraries ACT gives eBook site a makeover

Ruqi 16 December 2011 4

Libraries ACT have announced the release of an updated eBook and eAudiobook website. Over 36 000 free eBooks are catalogued on the site.

The new look web presence has many features including:
— a more user-friendly look including ‘new’ and ‘recently returned’ titles listed on the front page;
— easy to identify icons labelling each title clearly;
— a guide to device compatibility;
— automatic access to all formats including PDF Reader, ePub (for eBooks), MP3 and WMA (for eAudio) when available; and
— easy access to downloadable ‘Project Gutenberg eBooks’ (over 36,000 free e-Books

re-produced by volunteers).

Over 80 700 eBooks and eAudiobooks have been downloaded since the site was launched in 2006, and over 21 000 items have been downloaded this year.

The eBook service is only open to ACT Library members.

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4 Responses to Libraries ACT gives eBook site a makeover
reepy reepy 12:58 pm 19 Dec 11

For anyone actually interested in the site and not just the announcement, it is

Kan Kan 5:27 pm 16 Dec 11

Been waiting for ACT Library to get their act (no pun intended) together on this service. Now I can add that Kobo to my Christmas list!

BTW lizw – you’ll be waiting a very long time (maybe forever) before Kindle joins the ranks of other e-reader makers. Amazon is a bit like Apple.

basketcase basketcase 5:02 pm 16 Dec 11

Don’t even bother if you are using linux, the digital rights management system is extremely restrictive, and even if you have windows or a mac, it’s still complicated.

Project Gutenburg ( ) has more books than you can poke a stick at with none of the restrictions.

I don’t understand the logic with this DRM stuff. I can take a book out for free, my friends can take it out for free, so why restrict its accessibility? Total c**p

lizw lizw 4:13 pm 16 Dec 11

I’m looking forward to being able to download library ebooks to my Kindle – one day.

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