Monday, April 06, 2015

Tài hǎole! 100 eBooks Offered in Chinese

Beyond the wide variety of Chinese books offered in the Arts, Literature, and Sports Department, Birmingham Public Library and the Public Libraries in Jefferson County now offer 100 eBooks in Chinese. Check out everything from classics like Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre to cookbooks on tasty Chinese cuisine.

All Chinese fiction and nonfiction materials are available in OverDrive. With OverDrive, you can check out 10 eBooks at one time. The system automatically removes items from your digital bookshelf, so say goodbye to late fees. A yíng/yíng! (Win/win!)

Check out these tips to streamline your OverDrive experience.

Filter Your OverDrive Search: Chinese eBooks

Visit the OverDrive webpage and sign in with your library card. Look for the search box in the top right corner. Click ADVANCED SEARCH beneath the search box. Select the ALL LANGUAGES drop down menu and choose CHINESE (SIMPLIFIED). On the new page, select a format. To hide checked out materials not available to you at the moment, select AVAILABLE NOW beneath the SHOW ME header.

Customize Your OverDrive: Language Options

Users can also change the OverDrive interface from English to Chinese or Spanish. This means that you may view all text on the webpage in the language of your choice, from searching to selecting. Simply visit the OverDrive webpage, sign in, and select the desired language from the pull down menu at the top of the page.

More About OverDrive

The Public Libraries in Jefferson  County's Overdrive service allows you to carry stories with you everywhere: on your phone, tablet, ipod, you name it. Have stories read to you while you’re sitting in Monday morning traffic via audiobook. Or highlight and magnify the text of your eBook on your phone.

Simply visit and click the green DOWNLOAD AUDIOBOOKS/eBOOKS logo in the middle of the page. Sign in with your library card. Browse, borrow, and go!

Bethany Mitchell

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