May 28, 2022

No Waiting! New From the Seattle Public Library: “E-books Now”

From the Seattle Public Library:

Patrons of The Seattle Public Library can now see which e-books are currently available for immediate check out.

E-books Now! is a new way to find and download e-books from the Library’s catalog.

Patrons can search or browse the Library’s digital collection of items that are currently available, with no holds or wait times! Catch up on recent bestsellers and discover a new favorite book. Search by e-book format, audiobook format or choose all formats.

E-books Now! Features

  • E-books when you want them
  • Reading Roulette – a discovery tool that enables patrons to find “hidden gem” books that are currently available.The E-books Now! web interface was developed by the Library to help patrons more easily discover popular e-books that are available.

The list for E-books Now! currently repopulates once every hour with newly available books.

Direct to E-Books Now Section of OPAC

on Another Note…

New Digital History Collection About The Pike Place Market Now Available At The Seattle Public Library
The Pikes Place Market Digital Collection (481 Items) was recently added to the the SPL’s Digital Collection.

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