Libraries all over Iowa, including the Pella Public Library, have recently been informed of new terms in our agreement for access to downloadable content available through WILBOR/OverDrive.
Our agreement with OverDrive includes this statement, “The Library agrees to make this service available only to residents of its own city, rural residents of its own county, and/or residents of contracting cities. Open Access customers are not eligible for this service.”
Effective July 1st, our Open Access borrowers will no longer be able to download audio books and e-books from WILBOR with a Pella Public Library card. The service will only be available for Pella residents and rural Marion County residents. You are an Open Access borrower if you live outside of Marion County, or within the city limits of another city inside Marion County.
If you live in another city or county, you can access WILBOR using your local library card, but not your Pella Public Library card. For example, if you live in Knoxville, you can use your Knoxville library card. If you live in Leighton, you can use your Oskaloosa library card. If you live in a community that does not participate in WILBOR, you have the option of speaking to the staff at your local library about subscribing to OverDrive’s downloadable audio books and e-books services.
We regret the inconvenience that this will cause many of our patrons. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the library.