The State Library will be closed from 1 – 5 PM on Wednesday, December 19 for a staff event.

General Resources

To get an idea of the e-book and e-reader landscape in libraries, check out these resources:

  • WSL eBook Pilot Project - In an effort to assist libraries train their staff to meet this demand the Washington State Library is developing a pilot program that will place eBook Readers in a limited number of libraries for the purpose of gathering information on the libraries experiences with using the Reader.
  • Maine State Library - With the release of e-readers there is an ongoing discussion about e-books and the impact on public libraries. Information on e-reader comparisons, loaning e-readers, formats of e-books, and additional resources.
  • 7 Things You Should Know About E-readers (Educause) - 7 things you should know about e-readers including what they are and how they work. From Educause.
  • Pew Internet: Libraries and Learning Communities - Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in "learning communities" – both physical and virtual. He looked at five questions that libraries face as they consider their role in communities.
  • Kansas State Library eBook Resources - Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks available in this collection are provided through a consortium including the State Library of Kansas and local public libraries.
  • North Dakota State Library OverDrive eBooks & More - Resources provided by the North Dakota State Library
  • Library2Go - General support, OverDrive help, a Device Resource Center, and more await you at the North Dakota Library2Go website.
  • Dear Colleague Letter: is available on the Department of Education website. Additionally, a  FAQ on the letter is available.