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Voracious readers, take note: you don’t have to buy everything you download for your e-reader. Instead, you can borrow e-books from your public library! Most public libraries in the United States now offer e-books in addition to physical items. The Silver City Public Library collaborates with many other small libraries in New Mexico to put together a large collection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks for our community members to borrow. The collaborative collection is called New Mexico Library To-Go.

To access this service, you will need an up-to-date library card. If you have not used your Silver City Public Library card for a couple years, you will probably need to stop by the library to update your account. You will use your library card number and account information to log in (ask a library staff member for details). Once your card is ready, the next step is to visit on a personal computer or download the OverDrive library e-books app–a free app available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The app will help your device to manage the items you borrow. If you belong to more than one library that lends e-books, you can add all your libraries to the same OverDrive app to borrow items. E-books and downloadable audiobooks from New Mexico Library To-Go can be checked out for two weeks at a time. When an item expires, your device will inform you the next time you open New Mexico Library To-Go. The expired item will be erased automatically.

silver city public library logoIf you need any assistance or have any questions about borrowing e-books and downloadable audiobooks, contact Silver City Public Library staff at 575-538-3672 or

As time goes on, your local library is becoming so much more than the books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers, and other physical items available in our building. Communities can now benefit 24/7 from their libraries’ online services, too!

-Lillian Galloway, Festival public library liaison

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