"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."
—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest
Southern Illinois Libraries On The Go overview:
Southern Illinois Libraries On The Go: A service that the library subscribes to from Overdrive for our Carbondale Public Library card holders. You will need you library card number and your pin. If you do not know your pin number, you must visit the library circulation desk. Check out audiobooks, ebooks, music or videos to your computer, tablet, or smart device. You can check out 5 items at a time. Items expire after the loaning period. Nothing has to be checked back in or returned. There are never any late fees.
Instructions for downloading ebooks from Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go:
Free or bargain ebooks:
Information About Kindle Touch eBook Devices
We now have Kindle Touch devices available for check out to our Carbondale Public Library card holders. When you check a Kindle out, it will come fully set up and ready to go with 6 various top selling ebooks available. No Amazon account or knowledge required. Loaning period is 3 weeks.
How to download ebooks from Southern Illinois Libraries On The Go from a library Kindle:
How to register or deregister a Kindle Touch (optional - only if you choose to download your own ebooks):
If you register the device, be sure to deregister the device or restore default settings to erase any account information.
How to connect Kindle Touch to Wifi:
How to restore factory defaults or reset device (suggest to do before returning device to erase any account information):