NetLibrary Releases Downloadable netLibrary eBook Reader Software

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NetLibrary Releases Downloadable netLibrary eBook Reader Software


netLibrary, Inc. has announced the availability of the netLibrary eBook Reader, a free, personal software application that users can download to their PCs to read e-books without being connected to the Internet.

netLibrary distributes full-length digital versions of publishers' books that can be searched, previewed, and accessed over the Internet. Currently, patrons of more than 1,000 academic, K-12, corporate, and public libraries around the world have access to e-books through netLibrary. The netLibrary eBook Reader allows those library patrons to check out e-books from their library's e-book collection, download them to their PCs, and read them off-line. This capability is paired with netLibrary's online e-book reading solution, which enables users to search, preview, and check out ebooks through a Web browser and live Internet connection. netLibrary also is working to make its publishers' e-books available through additional e-book reading platforms such as the Glassbook Reader for PCs and the Peanut Reader for Palm and Windows CE hand-held computers.

"netLibrary continues to develop new options to improve the e-book reading experience and broaden the range of available formats and platforms," said netLibrary president and CEO Rob Kaufman. "The goal of netLibrary's e-book infrastructure is to enable book-lending institutions and on line book retailers to provide e-books to their constituents in the format they desire, whether that is for online or off-line reading on a PC, for hand-held computers, or for dedicated e-book reader devices. …

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