It's a Winning Plan
If you ever purchase eBooks and eAudiobooks online you can now benefit the library at the same time.
We have added a “Buy It Now” link to catalog entries on our Digital Library pages. You can use the link to click through to Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BooksOnBoard or Powell’s Books. If you make an online purchase of that eBook or eAudiobook from one of the commercial websites, a portion of the sale will be credited back to the library. The library will also benefit from any additional purchases you make through the "Buy It Now" link.
It’s called a Win Affiliate partnership, and it is managed by OverDrive, the same company that contracts digital services to the library. The library earns credits from each purchase and can use the credits to purchase additional eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Because the popularity of our digital library is growing, and because we have limited resources we can use to build our digital collection, we’re not currently meeting demand for some titles. Some of our users will choose to buy an item rather than wait for it to become available. When they make that choice using this program, the vendor is going to provide us with a percentage we can apply to a future purchase. The vendor wins, the library wins, and so do library patrons, because our collection will grow.
Not all retailers offer the same titles or formats as the library, so you may need to check more than one website from the “Buy It Now” link. Not all the content available will be compatible with all devices.
Here's some advice to help ensure you purchase materials you can use and enjoy: