Get the Most out of Your Tablet or Smartphone

Tablets and smartphones are popular gifts for the holidays, but you may have some questions on how to use the device or even how you can interact with the library. We have plenty to offer and hope you’ll take advantage of our terrific resources!

First up, you may know perfectly well how to use your device, but did you know about all the free content you download through the Hamilton East Public Library website with your library card? We have a dedicated page for downloadable media which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies & TV shows and free music!

ipad-606766_1280Here’s a few of our most popular media resources:

OverDrive– Download ebooks and audiobooks, accessible on your computer, tablet, mobile, eReader, orMP3 player.

Hoopla– Stream movies, TV shows, Music & Audio Books as well as read E-Books and Comics. Stream or read up to 8 videos, music, audio books, e-books and comics each month on your computer or mobile device.

Freegal Music– Download five music selections per week absolutely free and stream music for up to 3 hours. Songs are downloaded in an MP3 format (compatible with everything), so they can be saved to any computer, mobile device or MP3 player, including an iPod. There are no digital rights management restrictions, and no special software is required. (Please note, your new week begins at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.) To access, enter library card number.

If you don’t have a library card, now’s the time to get one!

Okay so you are excited to get started, but have hit a few bumps in the road with the technology…no worries, we’re here to help! We offer one-on-one scheduled sessions called Book-A-Librarian at Fishers each Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and at Noblesville every other Monday beginning January 11 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. to answer your questions. During January, Fishers will also offer drop-in sessions each Thursday in the Fishers Lobby 2-4 p.m. where we are focused on helping you learn how to use our resources or just answer questions about your device.  If you are interested in scheduling Book-A-Librarian Fishers, please call the adult reference desk at  579-0307. If you would like to schedule at Noblesville, please call 317-770-3209. You can find additional technology help sessions using our calendar of events,

Happy eReading!