Digital Bookmobile

Interactive demonstrations, instructional videos, and a gadget gallery aboard a 74-foot community outreach vehicle will showcase the S.B. Public Library System's eBook and audiobook download service.

When: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Camino Real Marketplace, 7004 Marketplace Dr. , Goleta

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Special Events


Readers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery—featuring Kindle®, iPod® touch, Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service.

Library card holders for any Santa Barbara Public Library System branch or Black Gold Cooperative library can also check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting All visitors who apply for a library card, or show their current local library card, can enter a drawing to win prizes donated by Camino Real Marketplace stores.

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore the S.B. Public Library System’s download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video.

Library users can take advantage of the download service 24/7 from the library’s website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestsellers, new releases, and classic titles, and check out a digital book with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and become available to other users. Even more good news: there are never late fees. The Digital Bookmobile is operated by OverDrive, Inc.

Phone: 805-564-5602

Event posted Jan. 18, 2012
Last updated Jan. 18, 2012


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