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Libraries offer 24-hour access to electronic books

"Looking for a classic novel at two in the morning? How about a how-to book in the middle of a Sunday afternoon? The Sno-Isle Regional Library System is making literary, educational, and informational excursions a little easier with the introduction of electronic books through netLibrary.The Library System now has more than 4,300 electronic books available via the Internet. Colorado-based NetLibrary, a provider of eBooks and Internet-based content management services, is partnering with Sno-Isle to make this new electronic-collection available to library card holders.EBooks are full-text electronic versions of published books that library customers can search, borrow, read and return over the Internet. They are accessible via www.sno-isle.org. In order to check out an Ebook, you must have a current Sno-Isle library card. In order to read an Ebook, you must have a computer with a web browser. EBooks are available for varying checkout periods and are automatically checked back into the library collection when the checkout period expires.The Sno-Isle Regional Library System serves more than 550,000 residents in Snohomish and Island Counties, with local community libraries in Clinton, Coupeville, Freeland, Langley and Oak Harbor, as well as mobile services for the homebound and daycare facilities. Services and materials include 1.5 million items, reference services, electronic databases and computer equipment, Internet access and storytimes for children. For more information call the Sno-Isle Regional Library Service Center at 360-651-7000. "

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