Walton Public Library offers Instant Digital Card for Cass County residents

In this digital age,readers have many choices on where to get books, but free time remains a precious commodity. Fortunately, libraries have an easy solution.Cass County residents can now instantly sign up for a Walton Public Library card and begin borrowing popular ebooks and audio books in just 30 seconds using only their cell phone number. To sign up for this Instant Digital Card, members of the community can visit the OverDrive library website URL or download Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive.

By entering their cell phone number via Walton Public Library website or Libby, a secure verification service connects the user’s name and phone number to a physical address. If that address is within Cass County, users can instantly begin borrowing hundreds OR thousands of ebooks and audio books for free from the library’s digital collection. The new patron’s cell phone number doubles as their card number allowing access to Walton Public Library’s OverDrive-powered digital books. Patrons interested in borrowing physical books may visit a nearby library to sign up for a full card.

Named one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, Libby seamlessly connects first-time users and experienced readers with the popular digital collections of Walton Public Library . These tailored collections offer ebooks and audio books including bestsellers and new releases in a variety of topics. Readers of all ages can select from virtually every subject ranging from mystery, romance, children’s, business and more.

Libby provides an easy way to access ebooks, audio book and magazines altogether on one app. Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry with the convenience of listening on the goand Walton Public Library has an impressive collection.

This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [US only]. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.To sign up for an Instant Digital Card and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks and more, visit OverDrive at Walton Public Library website or download Libby today.

About OverDrive

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We strive to create “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 45,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries. Our popular reading apps provide best-in-class user experience and tools for staff management: the Libbyapp for libraries is one of PCMag’s Best Free Software of 2019 and Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the 2010s, while the student reading app Sora is one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based