As an e-book reader I'd like something that would search and function with the different platforms at the library. Houston Public has e-books in 1-Click Digital, Hoopla, Overdrive, Ebsco and maybe some others. It is a chore to search each one separately. Then there are other local libraries I check, Harris County, Sterling Municipal, and Helen Hall. It would be so nice to do one search across multiple platforms and multiple systems.
Once the search is done the results should show where it is available, the number of holds for each platform and each library. I've found this can vary quite a bit. One library will have a couple of holds but another will have a dozen or more.
I don't really care about the tool I use to read/listen to the book. If when making my selection it opened that app or program to conclude the process, that would be fine.
It is the discover and acquiring the item that I find annoying.
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