The Orange City Public Library has been updating its technology, and iPads are one of the new additions that patrons can enjoy!
Two iPads have been setup and set out in the magazine and newspaper reading area and near the Juvenile Fiction sections for patrons to use. Many of the apps loaded on the iPads feature databases or other services that the library subscribes to for the use of patrons inside and outside the library.
The Zinio app on the iPads allows patrons to download and view over 50 popular magazine titles for viewing on their computers or mobile devices.
Featured titles include Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan (and Cosmo en Espanol), Guideposts, Rolling Stone, HGTV, Mother Earth News, and more! Many titles available through Zinio are not available in print editions at the library. Overdrive provides audiobook and ebook downloads to patrons through our borrowing consortium WILBOR. Patrons can download these books to the iPads, or use them to browse for items to download to their own devices. We also have some games loaded on for fun—Angry Birds made the cut. Thinking of purchasing an Apple device? Come take the library iPads for a test drive. Ask questions of the staff and see what you think before you take the Apple plunge.
Other devices available to patrons are a Google Nexus, Kindle Fire, and Kindle Paperwhite. Check out all the great features of these devices at the library!