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What is SelectReads?

SelectReads is a book lover's dream! Have trouble deciding what to read next? SelectReads can help!  SelectReads allows you to pick categories of books you enjoy (like cookbooks, history or fiction) and receive a monthly e-mail where 10 titles in our collection are suggested to you.  You can easily visit our card catalog directly from your e-mail to place the items you want on hold with your library card and four-digit PIN. Or, investigate the title further by connecting to GoodReads reviews from other readers.


In addition to the monthly newsletters, SelectReads has some cool features:


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Do you have a favorite author? Don’t have time to keep track of when their new titles are being released?  Author Check does this for you. Sign up once and receive an e-mail whenever a new title by your favorite author is added to our collection. Finding your next favorite book has never been so easy!


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Similarly, the New Book Alerts lets you pick categories of books that you're interested in and then sends you a monthly e-mail of all the titles the library has added to our collection in those categories over the last 30 days. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.


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eBook Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest e-titles added to the Ohio Digital Library. If you see a new title that you are interested in, click on the book cover to see the book details then click on CHECKOUT to go to the Ohio Digital Library's page. At that point you can borrow the title or place a hold. To see the latest titles, just check our eBook Alerts website where you can also subscribe to receive email updates!