Clermont County Public Library now offers ecards

April 24th, 2014    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

The Clermont County Public Library is now your “24/7 library” that offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos, music, databases and more online.

Residents who don’t have a regular library card can apply for an eCard online at clermontlibrary.org starting April 30. Most online resources are available using this card. Some resources, like some used for genealogy research, must be accessed at the library.

Those who have a regular library card already have access to all these resources. Just visit clermontlibrary.org and find a movie to watch or a book to read tonight.

“We are excited to offer eCards,” said Christine Wick, library director. “This opens the door for many online services to residents who may not always have time to regularly visit a library branch. That means we are now the ‘Clermont County 24/7 Public Library.’”

“This is just another way the library is changing in this expanding digital world. We want to meet the needs of our county residents as more and more people use electronic devices to gather information, plan activities and search for new entertainment,” she said.

The eCards will be mailed to verify applicants are county residents. The only difference between the eCard and a regular library card is residents can’t check out hard copies of materials. The eCards can be switched to a regular card by taking it into a branch library with a photo ID and proof of address. A staff member will make the change.

Online materials include magazines like “Good Housekeeping,” “Us” and “Forbes.” The Tumble Book Library has picture books, graphic novels and videos for kids. The Ohio Digital Library offers Disney digital books.

Hoopla includes music from Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and the soundtrack from “Frozen.” Hoopla eAudiobooks offer “12 Years a Slave” and “Hunger Games;” television series like “Stargate” and “Ken Burns: The War.” Movies include favorites like “Babe.”

Help and more information are available from the library account help line at (513) 735-7144 or email ecard@clermontlibrary.org. Also, visit clermontlibrary.org.

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