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Library Box User Guide

About:

 The LibraryBox is a wireless network used to provide free eBooks and other content to the public. There is no login required and it is completely free. It utilizes open source code from NYU professor David Darts and Jason Griffey at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with modifications made by the Lake Forest Library (Lake Forest, IL) and Odum Library. 

Uses: 

Currently, the main use of the LibraryBox is to provide quality public domain and creative commons licensed materials to the public. We plan to expand this to be a place for you to share your art, writing, and music.

How to Use:

It is easy to use! Just use your mobile phone, laptop, eReader and connect to the “LibraryBox – Free Content” wireless network (just like connecting to your wireless internet at home) Please not that this network is only accessible near the free bookshelf on the second floor of the library near the Reference Desk. Once you connect, use any web browser to go to any page, it will automatically redirect you. Then, simply browse the ebook collection and click a title to download the book. Download the epub version for iOS, Nook, Kobo, and Android devices. Download the .mobi version for Kindle devices or Kindle Apps on Android or iOS

 Get Involved: 

Are you an artist, writer, musician, or otherwise creative? The LibraryBox is a way to share digital files easily. We would love to host some of your materials and help you gain recognition in the community! Just send an email to moholt@valdosta.edu for more information. 

You can also contact moholt@valdosta.edu if you would like to suggest a book to add to the network that is either in the public domain or under a creative commons license. 

Free apps for reading ebooks:

.mobi files:

 - Amazon Kindle App. Available from iTunes or the Google Play Store

.epub files:

 - iBooks for iOS devices

OR

-Aldiko Book Reader for Android devices

Not sure how to connect your device to the WiFi network?

Check the documentation on connecting to WiFi networks in the manual of your specific device

Supported Devices

Any device that can connect to a WiFi network and can open epub or mobi files should be able to access and use the library box. This includes a lot of mobile devices as well as PCs and Macs that have an ebook reading program (like Calibre) installed on them.

Here's a list of devices we have successfully tested on the library box

-Kindle Paperwhite

-Kindle 3rd Generation

-Kindle Fire (1st Generation)

-iPad3

-iPhone 4s and iPhone 5

- any phone or tablet running Android Jellybean.

This is not meant to be a definitive list of supported or unsupported devices. The library, IT, and Valdosta State are not making claims to support any devices functionality and your results may differ. 

Most importantly, please remember:

LibraryBox is not officially supported by VSU Information Technology. They will not be able to provide tech support to make your device work with this system!

 Thanks to the Lake Forest Library of Lake Forest, IL for providing an excellent template for our user guide!