From the OverDrive Digital Library Blog:

Australian libraries with digital collections powered by OverDrive can now access more than 23,000 public domain titles for free through Project Gutenberg.  The titles can be read in any EPUB-compatible software and transferred to EPUB-capable eBook readers, including the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK, or the Kobo eReader.  You’ll find classically popular titles like Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.

For users, the Project Gutenberg collection will expand and improve ‘Virtual Branch’ websites by making thousands of EPUB eBooks available without waitlists or holds. Users can always find an eBook title to download from the library—instantly. Also, eBooks downloaded from the Project Gutenberg collection don’t expire or count against their checkout limit.  That said, they DO count toward library circulation. Plus, you can find unique Project Gutenberg reports in Content Reserve.


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