Delaware Libraries Help Patrons Make the Most of Their Digital Devices This Holiday Season

tablet_ebooksDuring this holiday season, many Delawareans will be receiving or giving new tablets, smartphones, and eBook readers—and Delaware Libraries have the electronic collections and resources to make the most of them. New for 2014, libraries have added streaming videos and eMagazines to those eCollections!

Patrons can download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines, and even watch streaming videos from Delaware Libraries with a library card. Borrowed titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

“Delaware libraries offer an unbeatable value: free checkout of all types of downloadable material through the statewide online library catalog,” said State Librarian Dr. Annie Norman.  “And there are never any late fees!”

Delaware Libraries’ digital book collection has been available for three years, and it has been growing and expanding steadily in that time.  There are now over 16,000 titles in the digital collection.  This collection is very popular with library users.  November 2014 continued the trend of record-setting borrowing levels.  On average, Delawareans download almost 900 eBooks and eAudiobooks daily from the digital collection.

To get started with downloadable offerings visit and visit your local library if you need assistance.


The Delaware Division of Libraries, a state agency dedicated to unleashing the potential in all Delawareans in partnership with Delaware Libraries, offers free access to the online catalog (; Wi-Fi; computers/internet; eBooks, programs/classes, community partnerships, and more.


Beth-Ann Ryan, Deputy Director

Delaware Division of Libraries