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Electronic services have become increasingly popular and demand from Lee County Library customers has increased. Over the past fiscal year, nearly 2.5 million articles were viewed electronically. To meet demand, the Lee County Library System continues to expand the online services offered.

Lee County residents need only a valid library card to access a wide range of digital materials from the Library System’s digital collection. If you live, work, or go to school in Lee County, you can get a free library card.

Electronic services offered by the Lee County Library System include:

Online chat support from library staff

eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and videos offered through OverDrive

eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and access to Craftsy, The Great Courses, Qello Concerts, and iNDIEFLIX available through OverDrive’s Libby app

eBooks, audiobooks, music, comics, graphic novels and videos accessible through hoopla

Language learning with Rosetta Stone and Mango Languages

· Plus interactive virtual classes, test prep, student materials, genealogy resources and more.

Readers can use phones, tablets, e-readers or computers to access all of these materials for free from the library’s digital content providers.

The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted Feb. 1 to approve a budgeted $1.2 million 2022 e-library services expense that will extend a contract with OverDrive, an online service that provides e-books and other downloadable content. In 2021, Lee County library cardholders checked out nearly 1.6 million digital items on OverDrive.

On January 18, an expenditure of $652,000 was approved after a vote by the Board of Commissioners that expanded a contract with Midwest Tape, for physical materials and electronic services hype.

The Lee County Library System, founded in 1964, has 13 branches to serve residents of Lee County. For more information about other library services and programs, call 239-479-4636 or visit www.leelibrary.net to start borrowing eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming content from anywhere. anytime, anywhere.

Source: Lee County

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