As of January 7, 2014 Bethany residents may enjoy the benefits of being part of the LION/Libraries Online Consortium. Benefits are plentiful for all patrons. Patrons may begin to download digital items using Overdrive and Zinio. Overdrive gives readers access to electronic and audio books. It works with over 200 types of devices ranging from personal computers to tablets to e-readers to smart phones. Zinio is a portal to 180 magazines which can be downloaded to most electronic devices. When you begin to use both services, you will need to download the Overdrive or Zinio software to your reading device.
More choices and more possibilities for reading become available to Bethany residents simply by using the LION wide catalog. Let’s say a book or a movie you really want to borrow is not available at Clark but is at Woodbridge Town Library. Instead of having to drive to Woodbridge to checkout and pickup the book, you can order it from the catalog to come to Bethany and check it out at Bethany. And, fans of Amazon, that’s for free!
If you already have a library card at Clark, your card is automatically part of the LION system. You will not have to go into another LION library to register your card. Do register your card through the LION catalog in order to set your home library and enter your email.
Here is an alphabetical listing of all our fellow LION libraries:
James Blackstone (Branford)
Durham Public Library
East Lyme, East Lyme High School
Essex Library Association
Guilford Free Library
Brainerd Memorial (Haddam)
Rathbun Free Memorial (East Haddam)
Ledyard Libraries – Gales Ferry
F.C. Scranton Memorial
Meriden Public Library
Russell Library (Middletown)
Public Library of New London
Mitchell College Library
North Branford Libraries – Atwater and Smith
North Haven Memorial
Otis Library (Norwich)
Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes
Acton Public Library (Old Saybrook)
Willougby Wallace Library (Stony Creek)
Wallingford Public Library
Westbrook Public Library
West Haven Public Library – Piantino and Mason Branches
Woodbridge Town Library.