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Posted on: August 4, 2014

Rio Rancho Public Libraries Expand Online Resources

Now available are thousands of e-book, e-audiobook, e-magazine, and downloadable and streaming movie, music, and TV show titles from Rio Rancho’s public libraries through new online resources. The content can be accessed using a library card and either a computer, smartphone, or tablet with an Internet connection. To access these free resources, please visit Rio Rancho’s public libraries Web site, www.riorancholibraries.org (click link below).

“By making available more online-based resources, Rio Rancho’s libraries are better able to meet the needs of busy people who might not be able to visit a library location in person during normal operating hours,” said Lynette Schurdevin, Library and Information Services Division Director.

The new online resources and services include Zinio, Hoopla, and Freegal. With Zinio, 36 digital versions of magazines are available. Hoopla allows users to access movies, television shows, songs, and audiobooks. Thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers – are available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading, and there is no waiting to borrow even the most popular titles. Using Freegal, downloaded music can be permanently retained, streamed movies can be viewed for up to 48 hours, and access to an e-book lasts two weeks and can be renewed. These new resources complement the libraries’ existing offerings of more than 5,000 e-books, e-audiobooks, CDs, and over 12,000 DVDs.

For additional information or questions about the new online resources and services, call (505) 891-5013 for the Loma Colorado Main and (505) 891-5012 for Esther Bone Memorial. The Loma Colorado Main Library is located at 755 Loma Colorado Blvd., and the address for the Esther Bone Memorial Library is 950 Pinetree Road. Follow Rio Rancho Public Libraries on Twitter and like on Facebook.

Approximately $35,000 in voter-approved bond funds for libraries in Sandoval County was utilized to make the new online resources and services available at Rio Rancho libraries.

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