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Hi, Monika here!

Hello everyone. My name is Monika, and I’m a life-long Lindenhurst resident. I work as a librarian, and you will typically find me at the Adult Reference Desk. If you have ever had an eBook question or needed help setting up an online resource on your phone or computer, I probably have helped you at some point.

Being stuck at home right now, watching the same TV channels and hearing the same news can be difficult. But I am here to remind you that our Library has plenty of eBooks and audiobooks that are available for download. If you haven’t tried eBooks or audiobooks before I suggest you give them a try! They automatically expire when they are due, so you never have to worry about late fees or returning them.

FIRST... do you have a Lindenhurst Library card?

If the answer is yes…

The first thing you will do is log into your library account with your barcode or username and password. Your library barcode is on the back of your library card and begins with “21801”. Click here for your library account

Password problems? If you never had an account, you will click “create a password,” or, click “forgot password” and follow the instructions to set a new password. If you are still having trouble, please email us at info@lindenhurstlibrary.org so we can help you!

If you have a card, but you can’t access your account – it could mean your card is expired (they last for three years before needing to be renewed). Keep reading to find out how you can do a work around while the building is closed!

If the answer is no…

It’s okay, I forgive you!!  Since the library building is currently closed, we have a temporary way of giving you a library card so you can still use eBooks!! Click here for a temporary library card

NEXT… what device do you plan on using to read/listen to your books?

Just My Computer: Easy peasy.. all you have to do is go to this website and login with your library account information (library barcode and password).

iPad/Tablet/Smartphone: You will need to download an free app called “Libby” from  iTunes or the GooglePlay store. 

Kindle Fire: There are multiple ways of accessing eBooks, however I suggest you download the free “Libby” app from iTunes or the GooglePlay store. This way, you can keep all of your library eBooks separate from any Amazon books you might have. 

NOW WHAT…

If you downloaded Libby, please follow the prompts. Choose Lindenhurst as your library, enter your password and start browsing! Once you find a book that you want to read or listen to that says it is available, click BORROW and then DOWNLOAD the book to your device. If you still need help, please see this wonderful Libby tutorial.

Happy Reading!

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