Although the library is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still ways you can access library materials digitally. If you have a device, such as a Kindle or iPad, an Apple or Android smartphone, or a desktop computer, that uses Android, iOS, or Windows 10, you can download an app, called Libby. It was created by Overdrive so that you can access the Pioneer Library System’s electronic book collection. Here you’ll find many of the latest books including fiction, non-fiction, children, teen, young adult–even magazines that you can check out and read. Not sure how to make it all work? Follow our easy directions:
- First, you’ll need to download Libby. You can find it at the Apple store or Google Play. Follow the directions to download and install Libby.
- Open Libby. It will prompt you to select your local library and ask you for your library card information.
- Once you’ve done that, you’re all set! You should see a page that says “OWWL2Go” (that’s the name of the Pioneer Library System’s electronic catalog) at the top of the page, followed by images of suggested books and magazines.
- Some books will be available now; for others you may have to put a hold on them until another borrower returns them.
- Browse to your heart’s content. When you’re ready to check out a book, click on the “borrow” button in that book’s page, and your book should now be available on your device.
- Problems? Questions? Call the library (yes, the staff are still hard at work!) at 315-759-1557. We can walk you through the process.
- Find a nice comfy chair and read your book!