e-Books Coming Soon To A Canadian Public Library Near You

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Canadian libraries won’t have to make room on their shelves for the thousands of books that they’re adding to their catalogue. That’s because, through a partnership with Overdrive.com, e-Books from book publishers McClelland & Stewart and Random House of Canada are to be made available for Canadian schools, colleges and libraries. Now you can’t complain about that copy of War and Peace being too heavy to take to class.

“The Random House of Canada collection gives libraries access to more beloved Canadian authors and titles from historic Canadian publishing houses, such as McClelland & Stewart and Tundra Books, OverDrive international business director Claudia Weissman said in the press release. “The addition of these titles significantly expands what was already one of the largest collections of eBooks for Canadian libraries.”

You don’t need a specific machine to read a title available on Overdrive.com, just a device with the appropriate free software. (Unfortunately, the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble NOOK can’t read the titles.) They supply over 13,000 libraries, retailers, and schools, but this new update will be specific to Canadian audiences. We say way to go Canada for offering more reading materials and improving the literacy of your country!

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