Library Hosts Live, Online E-Reader Class

Learn About Popular Devices and How to Download Books from the Library

Thursday, April 19, 2012

​Virginia Beach Public Library is hosting a free online class about e-books and e-readers on Tuesday, May 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library, the webinar is a virtual expansion of classes that staff have been offering in the libraries to help citizens use the new technology.

“The webinar is a convenient option for people who are unable to come to the library during the day, when most of our e-reader classes are offered,” said Nicole McGee, emerging technologies librarian at the library. “You can log on from your home computer, view the presentation, interact with others and ask questions of the presenters.”

Tech-savvy staff from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake public libraries will provide an overview of popular e-readers and mobile devices, demonstrate how to download books from the library and includes a brief discussion of options for self-publishing e-books and time for questions from participants.

A library card is not required to participate; however customers do need a library card and PIN in order to download e-books from the library. Visit to register before May 1.For more information, email or call 757.385.4614.

About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, eight area libraries, a law library and a bookmobile. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early childhood literacy classes and local history archives. In addition to books in a variety of formats (print, audio and downloadable), the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. In fiscal year 2010/2011, the library saw 1.9 million people through its doors and checked out more than 3.3 million items. Visit for more information.