Library eBooks are Now Available for Kindle

(Olean, NY) – September 2011 – Olean Public Library is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and more. To get started, visit www.oleanlibrary.org.

Olean Public Library also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble® Nook™ and Sony® Reader.

Kindle users can browse the Olean Public Library’s collection of bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.

Visit the library’s website to download eBooks for your Kindle: www.oleanlibrary.org.

The Olean Public Library is located at 134 North Second Street, Olean, New York.  For more information call the Olean Public Library Reference Desk at (716) 372-0200 or visit the library website at www.oleanlibrary.org

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eBooks Now Available for Download

Olean Public Library in conjunction with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System is pleased to announce the addition of downloadable eBooks to our collection.

The collection may be accessed here. There is no charge for downloading the eBooks, all you need is your library card and PIN number.  The books are available in EPUB or PDF format (depending on the title).

Patrons are allowed to check out 5 eBooks at a time but be aware there are no renewals.  You may select a lending period of 7 or 14 days and early returns on eBooks are allowed.  You can also place holds on titles which are already checked out.  Titles automatically expire from your reader or computer, so there are never any late fees!

Adobe EPUB & PDF eBooks work with:

  • Windows desktop, laptop, and netbooks with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 SP4
  • Mac desktop and laptop computers with OSX v10.6, v10.5, v10.4.10
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK, NOOKcolor
  • Kobo eReader
  • Literati Reader
  • Pandigital Novel
  • Sony Reader

Adobe EPUB eBooks work with:

  • Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  • Archos 5 Internet Tablet
  • Cruz Tablet
  • HTC Droid Eris, Incredible, Evo 4G, G1
  • LG Ally
  • Motorola Cliq, Droid, Droid 2, Droid X
  • Samsung Galaxy S, Intercept
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini

Adobe EPUB & PDF eBooks WILL NOT WORK WITH:

  • Aluratek Libre eReader
  • Amazon Kindle, Kindle DX

To read Adobe EPUB and PDF books on a Windows or Mac computer and to transfer eBooks to a supported device, Adobe Digital Editions must be downloaded (available on the site).  To read Adobe EPUB books on your Android or iPhone device, download the Overdrive Media Console v2.0 app.  Adobe PDF eBooks do not work with these devices.

Troubleshooting FAQs & step by step instructions are available at our website.

EBooks are available 24/7, so now your library is always open!

LearningExpress Library Additions and Updates

LearningExpress is happy to announce the following updates and additions to LearningExpress Library.

  • New eBooks
  • New Practice Exams:
    • ParaPro Assessment Exams 1 & 2
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Practice Exams 1 & 2
    • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®)
      Practice Exams 1 & 2

New eBooks Available in LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library’s expanding list of eBooks has grown to almost 200 career guides and study aides, each designed to help people prepare for high-stakes tests—to pass licensing, certification, and competitive entry-level exams, or to advance in school or in their careers.

The following new eBooks are now available:

  • Academic Test Preparation
  • Pre-GED Language Arts, Writing
  • Geometry Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 3e
  • College Admissions
  • Write Your Way into College: College Admissions Essay
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Speaking Success in 20 Minutes a Day
  • Homeschooling
  • Homeschooling FAQs
  • Workplace Skills and Career Tools
  • Becoming a Culinary Arts Professional
  • PRAXIS II: ParaPro Test Prep (0755 &1755)
  • TOEIC Test Prep

LearningExpress’s ParaPro Assessment Practice Exams
ETS’s Parapro Assessment, part of the Praxis Series™*, is used to measure practicing and prospective paraprofessionals’ competencies in reading, writing, and basic math. Achieving a passing score on Parapro Assessment is often a requirement for certification as a teacher’s aide or assistant in many states.

LearningExpress now offers practice exam 1 and 2 online that duplicate the format, content, timing, and scoring of the official ParaPro Assessment, part of the Praxis Series™.

LearningExpress’ Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Practice Exams
According to the American Medical Technologists (AMT)*, having the RMA credential “translates to an advantage in the work place.” Medical Assistants who earn their certification by graduating from an accredited program and passing the AMT’s Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification Exam enjoy increased job opportunities and security, and are recognized as being at the top of their fields and for their knowledge and competence.

The LearningExpress Registered Medical Assistant Practice Exams 1 and 2 offer Medical Assistant certification candidates the essential, authentic practice they need to perform their best on this crucial professional exam.

LearningExpress’ Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®) Practice Exams

The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®) is the global standard for assessing English skills used in the workplace. According to ETS* (makers of the TOEIC), “TOEIC test scores are used by more than 9,000 companies, government agencies, and English language learning programs in more than 90 countries, and more than 5 million TOEIC tests were administered last year.”

Designed to match official ETS test specifications, LearningExpress TOEIC Practice Exams 1 and 2 offer students, job seekers, and employees the essential, authentic practice they need to perform their best on this crucial language assessment exam.

New LearningExpress Library Products Launching:

TOEIC Practice Exams
o TOEIC Practice Exam 1
o TOEIC Practice Exam 2

Quick Fact: According to ETS*, more than 5 million TOEIC tests were administered last year.

AMT Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Practice Exams
o Registered Medical Assistant Practice Exam 1
o Registered Medical Assistant Practice Exam 2

Quick Fact:According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly.

o Medical assistants held about 483,000 jobs in 2008.
o The average annual income in 2008 was $28,300.
o The number of jobs in medical assisting is expected to grow 34% by 2018.

ParaPro Assessment Practice Exams
o ParaPro Assessment
Practice Exam 1
o ParaPro Assessment
Practice Exam 2

*Please note: ETS was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Visit Olean Public Library’s database page to access LearningExpress Library with your library card!