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eConnections Spotlight

Free eBooks for EveryoneFree digital download classes at Broward County Library bring a world of entertainment and information anywhere and everywhere you go
 
Like free? Access and download free music, movies, TV shows, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks and more with your Broward County Library card. Find your favorite entertainment, download it to your tablet or smartphone and enjoy hot bestsellers, hit songs, indie movies, the latest magazines and even classic TV shows on-the-go. Learn how at these free digital download classes offered at library locations countywide.
 
Free Digital Download Classes at Broward County Libraries:

Go Mobile!
Take Your Library Wherever You Go with the BCL WoW App!
 
BCL WOW Mobile App - Your Smartphone just got Smarter.Download the free BCL WoW (Broward County Library Without Walls) mobile app to your smart phone and get Broward County Library – to go! BCL WoW allows you to access the library features and services you need and want, anytime and anywhere.
 
With the BCL WoW mobile app, customers can access their Broward County Library account, making it easy and simple to place holds and renew items. Use the new app to find Broward County Library locations and to see what exciting, fun and informative library events are coming up.
 
Looking for specific library materials, or just want to find something good to read? Either way, BCL WoW has you covered. With the BCL WoW mobile app, you can access the entire Broward County Library catalog and get connected to everything the library has to offer. You can also browse recommended reading lists that run the gamut of subjects and genres to find great books from your library.
 
BCL WoW also helps you keep in touch with Broward County Library. Access the Library’s Facebook pages and Twitter feed and stay informed about what’s going on at Broward County Library locations in your area, enter fun contests and more, all from your smartphone.
 
The new BCL WoW mobile app is available for Android, Apple and other smartphones.
 
Two New Features Improve eBook Enjoyment for Broward County Library Customers
 
Guy with straw hat relaxing in his hammock reading a book on his tabletOn August 4, OverDrive, the providers of Broward County Library’s eBook collection, introduced two new features designed to make it even easier for users to borrow and enjoy our collection’s in-demand titles.
 
First, you can now turn on automatic borrowing for titles they’ve placed on hold. When you place a hold, you’ll see the option to have that title automatically borrowed for them as soon as it becomes available. With automatic borrowing, you no longer have to worry about missing hold pickup windows.
 
The second feature that’s just been added to library sites is the ability to suspend a hold. When you suspend a hold, you will continue to move up the waiting list for that title, but the system won’t fill the hold until the suspension period is over. For example, if you are getting close to the top of a waiting list for a popular title, but are in the middle of reading another book, you may want to suspend the hold to make sure that you won’t receive the new title until you’re ready for it. 
 
New eReading Room for Children and Teens
 
Girl sitting on floor with legs crossed using her tabletBroward County Library (BCL) has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience for children and teens. The Library's main digital eBook collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing for both children and teens and young adults.
 
Broward County Library recognizes the need to provide a safe environment for young people to browse library materials. Just as the Youth Service/Teen section of the physical library is sectioned off, the same experience is now available on BCL's digital collection. This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks and audiobooks, and browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Visitors to the Kids or Teen eReading Rooms can also browse through new eBook and audiobooks or check out the latest Sunshine State Readers.
 
The Kids and Teen eReading Rooms filter the overall digital collection to show just children and young adult content, which gets youth to the titles they want faster! This new service, powered by OverDrive is free to users with a Broward County Library card. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees.

Archives
How-to Resources for Downloading – Available at BCL

AARP Tablets Tech to Connect by Corey Sandler (eBook)
Downloading Music edited by Linda Aksomitis
Head First iPhone and iPad Development by Tracey Pilone
iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks by Jason Rich
iPad: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer
Nexus Tablets for Dummies by Dan Gookin
Samsung Galaxy S5 for Dummies by Bill Hughes
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 8 Tablets by Paul McFedries (eBook)