Library patrons can download titles in a variety of categories - fiction, nonfiction, children, teen and classics. Downloads are free, and e-books automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there won't be late fees, the library said.
Adobe Digital Editions software is free and required to download e-books onto a desktop computer. E-books can be transferred to mobile digital devices, including the Kindle, Sony Reader and Nook.
Two e-book workshops will be held next month at downtown Bakersfield's Beale Memorial Library. Customers can learn the ins and outs of the OverDrive eBook service 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 or Aug. 25. Registration is required by calling (661) 868-0770.