APSU library offers student newletters dating back to 1930

The Felix G Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University (APSU) began offering a pretty cool addition to their digital collection two weeks ago.  Visitors to the digital collection website can access all the issues of the student newsletter, The All State, dating back to 1930.  So far, they have 1148 issues available online and have digitized every single newsletter up until 1988.  They are adding the remaining issues as fast as they can. [Read more…]

World’s smallest library

Mailbox LibraryThere are several candidates when it comes to the smallest library in the world.  People are very creative when it comes to sharing books with their community.

The phone booth library in the UK definitely qualifies as one of the smallest libraries out there.  Someone decided to take an unused phone booth (kids don’t even know what those are) and turn it into a functioning library.  Brilliant! [Read more…]

New York Public Library has 75,000 ebooks

The New York Public Library is the largest public library in the United States with over 6 million items in its physical collections.  Did you know they also offer the largest digital collection in the country with over 75,000 copies and more than 35,000 titles available for borrowing?  It’s especially impressive since Amazon has a competing program that allows you to borrow an ebook directly from Amazon.com without having to go to a library.  The list of borrowable Kindle Owners’ Lending Library ebooks only shows about 5,000 titles that you can download directly from Amazon to your Kindle.  So the NYPL currently has that beat by about 30,000 titles.    You can find and checkout all those ebooks at ebooks.nypl.org. [Read more…]