Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New DVD Service

Do you live on the west side of town? Or do you shop at Sunset Foods? Or maybe you commute to Chicago on the Milwaukee train line? Lake Forest Library has a new DVD service geared towards you and your lifestyle.  Located in the City of Lake Forest Milwaukee West train station at 911 S. Telegraph Road, DVD2GO is an automated, self-service DVD dispenser. The dispenser holds up to 1,500 items and features the most popular titles currently being requested by our patrons. These materials are available to all Lake Forest residents with a valid library card.

Try out our new DVD service today. 

 Things to Remember: 
 - Items in this collection can be reserved 12 hours ahead of pick-up.
 -You can check out up to 3 DVDs on a Lake Forest Library card.
 -You must use the same library card to check out & check in a DVD.
 -DVDs from the DVD2Go dispenser must be returned to the machine.
 -Overdue fines are $1.00/day.
 -The DVD2Go is available whenever the train station is open: 5:30am-8:00pm Monday-Friday, and 5:30 am-6:00pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ebooks for Your Mobile Devices

Did you know that you can download ebooks using your Lake Forest Library card to a wide variety of mobile devices including the Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and Apple’s iPad and iPhone? You just need to install a small piece of software to start. There is no charge for the ebooks.

Download directions are available on the MyMediaMall link of the Lake Forest Library Gateway page. Or go to the Library Information page, click on "User Links" for step-by-step instructions for Apple devices and for the Nook Printed directions are also available at the Reference Desk.

Library ebooks check out in a similar way to print materials. You can check out up to 5 titles per card at a time. Ebooks can be checked out for 1-3 weeks. You can return the ebooks when you are finished or they will expire automatically at the end of the borrowing period. Ebooks do not renew but you can check them out up to three times.

There are a limited number of copies of each title. If the one you want is checked out you can reserve it. You will receive an email when it is available.  And remember, there are different formats so make sure you select the one that is compatible with your device.