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Knox Co. Public Library will begin offering eBooks in 2011

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2010) -- Knox County Public Library will begin offering eBooks for checkout early in 2011. Library patrons will be able to access 3,000 items immediately, with more being added constantly. eBooks would be downloaded to your eReader or computer, and patrons will have access to them for three weeks, free with a Knox County library card.

Compatible eBook devices include the Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, eReader, Sony Reader, Mac desktop and laptops OS X v10.4.10 or higher, and Windows 7 or higher. The provider, Overdrive, is currently developing an app that will make their eBooks compatible with iPads. Unfortunately, these titles will not be compatible with Amazon's Kindle reader, which uses proprietary digital rights management software.

Not all books are available in eBook format. Unfortunately, some publishers are currently under contract to publish eBooks only in Kindle’s format, so some books are not currently available for lending.

About Knox County Public Library

Since 1885, the people of Knox County have been fortunate to have an impressive collection of library resources. Today, the Knox County Public Library is prouder than ever to offer more than one million books, periodicals, CDs, films, and audiobooks. From innovative programming and reference services to the latest technology, Library staff is working hard to make your library experience more convenient and relevant than ever. With over 19 facilities across the county, it's a good time to be a library card holder.  You can access a number of services by visiting


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Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-2000

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