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Old 11-25-2011, 07:57 AM   #286
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I was speaking of my experience only. Three days is what it says.
The libraries in my neck of the woods do that too. They send me the email that it's available to me and I have three days to download it before they let it go to the next person on the waiting list.

I'm currently 7th waiting for We Need to Talk About Kevin. I was going to buy it but one of my libraries had it. I like free better.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:43 AM   #287
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I got an e-mail this morning saying my book was available. I logged in to my Library account on the T1, selected My Waiting List, added the book to my basket, checked out, downloaded and it's now sitting in my New Books collection.

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Old 12-06-2011, 03:45 AM   #288
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my library also gives 3 days from notification to check it out.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #289
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My Sony T1 is on the way. I checked out our local county library which does have e-book lending program via overdrive. Unfortunately the selection is very limited. I am asking the library to up the content, but I guess that will take a while.

How do I join a larger library system? Do I have to visit them in a city and apply? Can my local library facilitate that? Is this something I can do via the internet?

I am a big reader, buying all the books would kill me. I am already working through the books on MobileRead, thanks to all for the effort! Are there are sites to go?

I really would also like to be able to trade books with others, much as I do now with hardcover. Since it is electronic and there is no shipping this should allow me to expand to a very large universe. Does something like this exist?

Point a new user in the right direction.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:12 PM   #290
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Philadelphia Free Library:

http://libwww.freelibrary.org/register/getcard1.cfm

If you do search on this sight, you should find a lot of positive comments.
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Bear100 - the answer to much of that also depends on what country you're in. As to lending to others, not really because of the DRM. Can't do that. That's a downside to ebooks unless you remove the DRM and then you're messing around with copyright infringement if you make copies of the file to give to others. Not a good thing.
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Philadelphia Free Library:

http://libwww.freelibrary.org/register/getcard1.cfm

If you do search on this sight, you should find a lot of positive comments.
Thanks for the quick reply, applied for Philadelphia. Even with the Philadelphia library, access is limited to several thousand books versus the huge physical selection. I had thought that e-Books were more prevalent.

I also noticed an interesting trend:
- Classics are widely available
- Newly released publications are both book and e-book format
- Some authors have their entire set of publications as e-book
- BUT publications that are more 10 to 15 years old but not yet classics or written by authors that not aggressive with e versions; are to a large extent not available.

Any other places to try?
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:18 PM   #293
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Check our wiki. It has all sort of things about various Libraries and how to subscribe to some when they are not local. http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/EBook_Lending_Libraries
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #294
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Miracle time in Idaho! Our local library is now on Overdrive! There were three things that I thought we would NEVER get - HDTV, 40 degree weather in January, and overdrive and now we have them all...
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:53 PM   #295
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My sister's going to school in Idaho and was talking about the unseasonable weather. I may have laughed at her.

Anyway, congrats about Overdrive in your town. Just remember, it's good to be vocal about how much you like it so maybe they will try to commit even more resources to it next year.

FYI peeps, they're offering overdrive in Mesquite, TX. I think that anyone who lives in the State of Texas is eligible to get a library card and it's good for 3 years. The thing is that I think you also need to physically go to the library to get it. I'm going to see about getting cards for the grandparents tomorrow and will see how that goes.
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They finally added Overdrive for libraries in Austin Texas. (FINALLY... before the nearest library listed was in San Antonio). You do have to have a library card for at least one branch of the APL. Getting a card is easy and free but you do need to show up with the form filled out (you can download that from online) and proof that you live in town (drivers license generally does the trick). Once you have a card (which you get the same day you turn up with the paperwork) you can go online and set up an account there and check out books instantly that way.
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One thing I noticed was that the little clock icon with the days lending period does not show when you look at your library book book in a collection list , it only shows up in the main books list.. a pity because I created a collection called Library thinking it would allow me to manage the library books better" foiled by Sony again!!!!) lol
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I've checked around, but haven't yet found a library in the UK that supports e-books (and yes, i've checked overdrive).

But I figure, part of the problem was the unavailability of a dedicated e-book reader until recently. And Library's' are run by local council's =Government =Glacier slow

There are over 60 now. Many of them are listed in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=120523

Bear in mind that if Kindles don't work with UK libraries, but as you're posting in a Sony forum, I imagine that won't be a problem!
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