January 25, 2022

ebrary: "Multnomah County Library Releases 23,000 New e-Book"

From The Oregonian:

Starting today, local readers will have access to 23,000 more e-books as the library introduces a new streaming e-book collection. With a library card and a pin number the e-books can read online from any computer and they don’t expire because the books aren’t downloaded but streamed. There’s no software to download and multiple users can read the same books at the same time.

The non-fiction e-books include everything from career development to cookbooks and are provide through an electronic collection called “Public Library Complete” by ebrary. The collection includes 3,000 Spanish-language titles as well.


From June 2009 to June 2010, patrons downloaded nearly 80,000 items from the library. With the new titles, the Multnomah County Library now offers about 45,000 downloadable items.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.