By Jason Snell
April 9, 2020 1:06 PM PT
Use the digital services of your local library
A lot of us are locked in our homes these days. You may be looking for something to read. And your local library is probably closed—I know mine is.
But I’ve got potentially good news! You may never have thought about it, but today’s libraries generally provide services that go way beyond the lending of physical books and other media. And if you’re very lucky, your local library will let you access one or many different digital media repositories.
My library card gives me free access to the Overdrive collection of ebooks and audiobooks. The single best feature of Overdrive is probably Libby, a mobile app that lets you quickly and easily check books in and out. You can read books in Libby or, if you’ve got another e-reader like a Kindle, you can check out books that will then appear in your Kindle library temporarily.…