Get Your Read On: Learn How to Make the Most of Your New eReader

Free eMedia resources at St. Louis County Library.

Did you get an eReader for the holidays? Need help learning how to use it? Wondering how to download free eBooks from the library?

has developed a number of resources to help new eReader users navigate the world of eMedia.

Throughout January multiple branches will offer free classes on how to download eBooks from the library (schedule below).

Classes will cover a range of devices and will provide hands-on instruction. Individuals can register online at www.slcl.org/events or by calling 314-994-3300.

SLCL offers eMedia services for a wide variety of devices including Android, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Kobo, Nook and Sony eReaders. Individuals with an SLCL library card have access to thousands of eBook, eAudiobook and eVideo titles.

Customers needing individualized assistance can take advantage of the Book-a-Trainer program. All branches except Daniel Boone, Eureka Hills and Meramec Valley have computer trainers available to meet for 30-minute sessions. To Book-a-Trainer call 314-994-3300.

SLCL has doubled the number of eBook titles in its collection this year. Currently over 6,000 eBooks are available to download; that number will continue to grow in 2012. The library’s eMedia webpage has instructions for specific devices, as well as an eMedia blog, which lists software updates, tips and tricks, and other useful news.

To learn more about St. Louis County Library’s eMedia resources please visit www.slcl.org/emedia or call 314-994-3300.

Free eMedia Class Schedule:

Wednesday January 11, 2:00 p.m.

Indian Trails Branch

8400 Delport Dr.


Thursday, January 12, 2:00 p.m.

9920 Lin-Ferry Dr.


Tuesday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.

7821 Maryland Ave.


Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 a.m.

12863 Willowyck Dr.


Thursday, January 19, 2:00 p.m.

Natural Bridge Branch

7606 Natural Bridge Rd.


Thursday, January 19, 7:00 p.m.

16400 Burkhardt Pl.


Friday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.

1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.


Friday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.

4444 Weber Rd.


Monday, January 30, 2:00 p.m.

5430 Telegraph Rd.

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Mark Cockson December 29, 2011 at 02:10 PM
What a great service! Thx slcl!


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