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Patrons of Johnson Public Library in Hackensack and the 73 other libraries in the Bergen County Cooperative Library System can now borrow eBooks for their computers, nooks, kindles, iPads and various other devices. Through eBCCLS and the overdrive app, a leading ebook vendor, library patrons may log on at all hours from home and browse, borrow, place requests and read popular and bestselling ebooks.
Library patrons may also access a “3M cloud library ebook” in the regular catalog. This growing collection is embedded right in the traditional book catalog. Simply click on one, to “check it out”. ebooks can then be read on Mac/PC apps, as well as on mobile devices.
Johnson has gone one step further with Freading, a portal with thousands of titles available on demand.
For music enthusiasts, Johnson offers music downloads through Freegal – a free and legal service available through the library’s Web site. Patrons may simply enter a library card, click on “download” and receive free and legal music to keep forever.
As of Jan. 1, Johnson Library also subscribes to Zinio, the world’s largest newsstand. Hackensack library card holders may download digital issues of more than 100 of the most popular magazine titles available including Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, Astronomy, Car & Driver, Do It Yourself, Oprah Magazine and Esquire.
All the above services may be found at hackensack.bccls.org/downloads.php.
Johnson Public Library offers individual assistance, by appointment, to Hackensack residents only for downloading, setting up mobile devices, computer skills, resumes and online job searching. Call Barb Schuit at 201-343-4169, ext. 19 or Sharon Castanteen, ext. 24, for more details about these services.