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Library launches new eBook service

Library launches new eBook service

Tulare County Library unveils Enki eLibrary with over 50,000 free titles in fiction and non-fiction 

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TULARE COUNTY – Tulare County Library is now offering a digital catalog of over 50,000 books available free for the next year. 

Thanks to a one year grant through the state of California, Tulare County library card holders now have access to the Enki eLibrary. The online library was created by libraries for libraries and is named after Enki, Sumerian God of mischief, intelligence and creativity. Developed by Califa, a nonprofit library cooperative, the eLibrary has thousands of popular eBooks, modern non-fiction, comics and graphic novels, indie writers (independent authors), and unpublished works from bestselling authors. The eBook service also helps local and independent authors find an audience. Enki currently offers access to eBooks in PDF and EPUB formats from publishers including Kensington, Workman, McGraw-Hill, Smashwords, Akashic, Independent Publishers Group, F+W Media, Britannica and nearly 50 others.

Behind the scenes, Enki is transforming the eBook industry one library system at a time with a free, open-source eBook platform and discount access to a statewide collection of eBooks. 

Explore the Enki eLibrary at www.tularecountylibrary.org/elibrary or learn more about the project at califa.org. Enki is brought to you through a Bay Area Library Information Systems (BALIS) Innovation Grant, the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the California State Library, the State Library of Kansas, and Califa.

The Tulare County Library serves all the citizens of Tulare County with locations in seventeen communities, four book machines, two adult literacy centers, and online at www.tularecountylibrary.org.

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