Friday, March 8, 2013

Changes coming to Library2Go next week

On Monday, March 11th, you will notice that Library2Go looks different. OverDrive, the software company that powers the Library2Go service, is bringing some changes.

Here are some of the things that will change:
  • The look of the website will be updated
  • One-step checkout - it will be less clicks to check out a title
  • A new (additional) way to download books right to your browser, no extra software needed
  • You will be able to return any title you check out, as long as you haven't downloaded it yet
  • Create a wish list in your account, and see suggestions of other books to read based on the books you have checked out in the past
Here are some things that won't change:
  • You will still be able to download books to your mobile device using the OverDrive app
  • To transfer books to an e-reader or MP3 player, you still download to your computer and transfer using Adobe Digital Editions (ebooks) or OverDrive Media Console (audiobooks) 
  • Downloading Kindle books will also still work the same as it does now
  • You will still log in with the same library card number, and any checkouts or holds you have now will stay on your account even when the look of the website changes
WCCLS has been working hard to update all of its Library2Go Help pages to make sure they reflect all the new changes coming to Library2Go. Look for updated content on our help pages later in the day on Monday.

Check out this video, created by OverDrive, to get a sneak preview of the changes that are coming to Library2Go on Monday. We hope you find the new Library2Go a little easier to use!