The LME Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. The LME Library card holders already have one ebook service, ADML (limit 2 @ a time), but now have access to more ebooks through eRead Illinois (limit 3 @ a time). This increases ebooks checkouts for LME Library patrons to a total of 5 ebooks at a time! Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois can access the cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more.
What are the differences in the services? ADML provides both ebook and audio book downloads from the vendor, OverDrive. Materials are purchased for both children and adults. eRead Illinois only has ebooks and from the vendor, Baker & Taylor. Materials are purchased for both children and adults but the focus is on popular material with multiple copies purchased when items are in demand. Both services are shared consortia collections which provide larger selections of materials yet reduce the costs to the libraries.
eRead Illinois is available through the LME Library website at lmelibrary.org or directly at lme.axis360.baker-taylor.com and requires a LME Library card number and PIN. Contact the library at 309-385-4540 if you have questions about your library card number/PIN or have any other questions about this service.