Battle Creek library finds success with digital checkout program | Information


A digital e book service supplied at Willard Library has reached a brand new milestone, with greater than 2 million checkouts being recorded from this system in 2019.

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Exterior of the Willard Library in Battle Creek (Battlecreekvisitors.org)
Exterior of the Willard Library in Battle Creek (Battlecreekvisitors.org)

BATTLE CREEK, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — A Calhoun County library is celebrating the success of an internet studying platform, which it says has helped readers entry extra digital books from its location. 

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The department beforehand partnered with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Companies, a non-profit which seeks to make on-line materials and academic alternatives accessible to member library patrons in Michigan and Indiana. 

One of many applications supplied by means of the collaborative features a digital checkout service by means of the agency Rakuten Overdrive. The non-profit has introduced that in 2019 library patrons checked-out a document setting 2 million digital books from the platform. 

Library officers say that cardholders can create an account and entry 1000’s of e-books and audiobooks from the site

The Lansing-based Midwest Collaborative was created in 2010 from the merger of seperate organizations in Michigan and Indiana, and now has greater than 650 member libraries throughout the 2 states. 

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