Google Your Ebooks

Did you know there was a new way to find ebooks at the library? Yes!

Besides Library Extension on Chrome (which I talked about hereopens a new window), you can now find out if the library has an ebook right in your Google search!

OverDrive and Google have partnered to make our lives just a little easier (well, depending on how we search).

Should you find yourself randomly googling book titles, you will now see a section of the right sidebar  (or right up top, if you're searching on your mobile device) that says “Borrow ebook” below the “Buy ebook” section. Depending on where in the county you are, you might not only get recommendations for libraries in Pima County; you might even get results for Pinal or Cochise county!

screenshot of google search sidebar with square around libraries listedIf the book you’re googling is also the name of a film, you might not see this feature right away. You will have to go to the disambiguated list down the side and find the one that says Title (novel) or Title (book):

screenshot of google search disambiguationscreenshot of borrow ebooks box below buy ebooks box

 

But once you click on it, you’ll be taken right to the OverDrive page for that book, where you can immediately check it out or place it on hold.

If you're on mobile, it'll be much closer to the top, once you click "GET BOOK" in the scrollbar:

screenshot of a mobile search for picture of dorian gray with GET BOOK circledCool, huh?

Of course, this is just for OverDrive books, so you might have to do some extra work to see if we’ve got something that is only available in RB digitalopens a new window.

Want to know more? Read about it on the OverDrive Blogopens a new window.