Let’s Get Digital!
There’s nothing quite like the scent of books—the aroma of crisp paper and bookbinder’s glue is comforting to many bibliophiles. But, as much as we appreciate this unique scent at Sno-Isle Libraries, we also enthusiastically embrace digital reading tools like e-readers and tablets. What these tools lack in sentimental smells, they make up for with unmatched accessibility features.
Sno-Isle Libraries uses Libby, a reading app to access Sno-Ilse Libraries’ OverDrive collection, to make checking out eBooks and audiobooks easy. The eBooks and audiobooks checked out from Libby are compatible with most eReaders, including “smartphones.” Plus, readers can enlarge the page, change font size, spacing, and color, and invert the page color for “dark mode.” People who use Libby to listen to audiobooks on their devices also have the freedom to adjust the narration speed.
New to using an eReader device? Our librarians are available to help you navigate the process of checking out eBooks and loading them onto your device. Bring your eReader to a community library for assistance.
Libby is also compatible with screen readers, allowing users with low vision or vision impairment to browse, borrow, and read eBooks and listen to audiobooks.
You can also visit your local library to check out audiobooks on CD — perfect for long road trips. Customers can browse a wide selection of new releases and classics and even learn a new language with Pimsleur’s CD courses.
With your Sno-Isle Libraries card, you can also access many periodicals online for no fee. Simply visit the Online Resources section of our website to browse current and archived issues of The New York Times, Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Herald, and many more.
Sno-Isle Libraries will always treasure physical books with paper pages—but we celebrate the convenience of digital reading because it makes learning and stories accessible to even more people!