Q. Where can I learn about ebooks and electronic audiobooks?
The Public Library has several platforms that offer eBooks and eAudiobooks, which can be accessed with your library card. To see them all and what they offer, please visit abqlibrary.org/digitalmedia. On the right of the screen are all the different platforms and what types of material they offer; services like hoopla and OverDrive offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos while RBdigital offers electronic magazines and eBooks. Freegal offers streaming music and 5 downloads/month (without rights restrictions after downloading). Many of them require you to set up a login name, but for all of them you will input your library card number and PIN to get access.
You will find eBooks when searching the catalog alongside traditional materials, and you should be able to open those directly -- using the Access Online hyperlink beneath the title in results list -- from the catalog search which will bring you to the platform that has that title. To limit a Discovery search (the big search box at the top of our webpages) to items available online, use the filter on the left-hand side to select Full Text Available Online.
Most of the services run on a free app for Apple and Android devices like a phone or tablet, although they can also be used with a desktop or laptop computer through a browser.