The popular Library2Go downloadable audio book system available through Jackson County Library Services is taking a leap forward.
With the help of a $75,000 grant, the service now offers children’s books, young adult books, and videos. This month, 934 children’s and young adult books go online along with 812 movies, 150 of which are "always available." Remaining titles have limited checkouts, but can be put on hold by library cardholders.
Funding comes from the Oregon State Library’s Library Services and
Technology Act (LSTA) competitive grant program. The grant was awarded
to the Oregon Digital Library Consortium for the benefit of member
libraries including Jackson County Library Services. Formed in 2005,
Oregon Digital Library Consortium is dedicated to the goal of
delivering more online services to library card holders through shared
purchasing power and resources. The ODLC is the first consortium of
its kind in Oregon devoted to the electronic resource sharing needs of
public libraries and currently serves 2.7 million Oregon residents.
card holders of Jackson County Libraries and other members libraries
can access best-selling digital audio book titles and videos online.
All titles are playable on a PC. Most audio book titles also can
transfer to any Windows’ Media Player compatible MP3 or CD for
listening on the go.
Access to the service is available 24/7
through the Library2Go link at www.jcls.org. For more information or
help to get started contact your local branch library or e-mail