(Hyattsville, MD)- The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System has joined a select group of libraries throughout North America to pilot the innovative Freading™ eBook Web-based service. Freading™ allows the Library System to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books, none of which require the customer to wait in line to download.
Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders can download a select number of books each week at no direct cost via www.pgcmls.info. The library pays the cost of the downloads. Freading™ has apps for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ tablets and smartphones. It is compatible with the Kindle Fire and Nook and Kobo devices.
“We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our customers and will help the library in marketing itself to the community,” said Library Director Kathleen Teaze.
“Freading is a unique service which will solve a lot of library and patron issues, “said Brian Downing, co-Founder of Library Ideas, LLC, the company that created Freading. “Libraries can get a lot of great content with no upfront cost and no steep platform fee, and the patrons have a great selection of books to choose from without waiting in line.”