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For Immediate Release
Feb. 12, 2010


Contact: Matthew Benson
Director of Communications
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Arizona State Library to host Digital Bookmobile
Download experience promotes free audiobooks, eBook, music and video downloads

PHOENIX – The Digital Bookmobile is coming to the state Capitol.

The Digital Bookmobile will be open to state employees and the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 on the west side of the Executive Tower at the State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St. The event is free-of-charge, and presented courtesy of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, and Overdrive Inc.

This isn’t the bookmobile of old. Instead, the Digital Bookmobile is an immersive download experience – a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer equipped with broadband, Internet-connected computers, HD monitors, premium sound system and a variety of portable media players. Interactive learning stations will give visitors an opportunity to search the State Library’s collection of digital media, including eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.

“We are thrilled to have this highly visible and useful outreach event,” said State Librarian GladysAnn Wells, director of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. “We hope state employees will learn more about our services.”

State Library card holders can check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting http://overdrive.phoenixpubliclibrary.org or connecting through the Greater Phoenix Digital Library link – www.azlibrary.gov/azlibrary - available on AZlibrary.

From there, visitors can browse the growing collection of best-selling new releases and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid State Library or other library card. State Library cards are available to state employees who register online at www.lib.az.us/azlibrary/app.aspx. 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 2-week lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are no late fees or penalties for damaged items.

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