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“Enjoy Now” Features Popular e-Books and e-Audiobooks

Beginning this week, Carlsbad City Library cardholders may take advantage of the new “Enjoy Now” collection using the Libby or Overdrive app. The collection contains popular titles that have a seven-day lending period, don’t require a hold and can’t be renewed. The goal is to give library patrons quick access to titles in high demand. Enjoy Now copies are available on a first come, first served basis. The list of titles will change as books are returned to the collection, so check back often.

One of the book carousels on the basic search page will contain the Enjoy Now copies. Readers may also serendipitously discover an Enjoy Now copy by browsing or searching for a title.

Enjoy Now copies are denoted by a clover leaf icon. Tap or mouseover the icon to display a brief explanation. Library patrons may have one Enjoy Now title at a time, in addition to regular e-book and e-audiobook checkouts.

Apply for a Carlsbad City Library card online and get immediate access to e-books and e-audiobooks. 

For assistance with Libby, Overdrive or e-books and e-audiobooks, please contact library staff at 760-602-2049 or librarian@carlsbadca.gov. Happy reading!

More Information
If a library patron is on the hold list for a title and sees an Enjoy Now copy, they can borrow it immediately. The patron remains on the hold list for the copy in the regular collection and will have the option to retain the hold or cancel it.

Additional copies of the same titles from the Enjoy Now collection also remain in the regular collection. As part of the regular collection, those titles can be checked out for seven, 14 or 21 days and holds can be placed on them.

April 14, 2020