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Friday Memorial Library: Technology assistance at the library

Written by Friday Memorial Library Director Kim Hennings

Did you get a new computer, phone, tablet or eReader over the holidays? Not sure how to use all of the digital content you know you can access through the library for free? Stop by and visit us on the third Wednesday of every month (January-April) from 10 a.m.-3p.m. We have trained staff set aside during this time to assist you with your tech help questions. We would love to help with general setup of the device, plus show you how to access the library's digital catalog. We can also help you set up email, social media sites, etc, in a one-on-one setting where you can get your questions answered.

Overdrive is a service we offer at the library that lets you borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming movies from Wisconsin's Digital Library collection for free. The service works much like the traditional library where you can "check out" digital books and they are automatically returned by the due date (usually 21 days for eBooks) so another user can "check out" the title. The best part is, there are never any late fines!

Freading is a similar service to Overdrive, but the eBooks are always available! No waiting lists. Freading has a wonderful selection of non-fiction titles, including the Lonely Planet travel guide series.

To access both Overdrive and Freading you must have a Friday Memorial Library card, or a library card from any MORE consortium library.

Our next Tech Help day is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m—3 p.m. No appointment needed. Bring your device and bring your questions!