The Maine Public Library system has adopted a new eBook program, in which patrons can download eBooks from the library in their own homes.

SeacoastOnline.com reports: “South Berwick Public Library has announced more than 1,400 books spanning best-selling fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s content are now available through Maine InfoNet as downloadable eBooks. This is in addition to the ever-growing collection of downloadable audiobooks also available at the site, currently totaling more than 1,800 titles.”

The eBooks from the library can be read on the Sony eReader, Kobo and the Nook, as well as on laptops and computers.

Mamie Ney, Director of the South Berwick Public Library. Told SeacoastOnline that the program was born from demand for eBooks and is designed to make things easier for patrons.