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Old 02-10-2012, 05:32 PM   #46
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Thanks anemicoak for the link. I will have a look at their selection.
I have emailed an application to Philadelphia library (it appears they are still accepting applications) and hope like mikaelalind that they wont decide to withdraw its membership to non residents like singapore library have just done. I dont have access to any library ebooks in my local area so it is my only option now.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:22 AM   #47
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I wouldn't be comfortable generating a national ID number for the Singapore Library either so I guess I'll just be thankful that I was able to borrow a few books from there and just do without now. Thankfully, at least for now, I've been finding free books on Amazon that will do for taking the place of my library books.

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Have a look at Newcastle City Library, they allow you to borrow 2 books at a time (5 if you live in the North East).
Thanks Paul, however they have perhaps changed the terms and conditions because although it states anyone can join, there is no mention of any differences between the amount of books you can borrow, but it does state:

"Due to licensing agreements only customers who live in the North East of England can access our ebooks service".

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Old 02-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #48
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Can you pay to Philadelphia Free Library with PayPal? Or credit card?
No, you have to print the application, mail it with a check and wait for it to clear. Takes a couple of weeks.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #49
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No, you have to print the application, mail it with a check and wait for it to clear. Takes a couple of weeks.
Bummer, checks aren't available any longer in Sweden. Would cash in an envelope be inappropriate?
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #50
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I would not put cash in an envelope and mail it. Perhaps you could call them and see if they'll take your application over the phone with a credit card. Or cheaper, email them. I've emailed them a few times and they are very prompt about answering emails. (Not on weekends though.)
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #51
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send the form away and they will contact you via email with a logon code and you can pay via credit card then
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #52
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I' ve paid twice at Free Library with card. I sent an email telling my case (foreigned) and I scanned my signed form and sent it by email and later I pay my fee as a fine with card.
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Very stupid noob question, but this was my first experience borrowing via Overdrive. I registered to the Singapore library and managed to check out two books before the loophole closed. The 21 days have now passed and I wanted to make sure I didn't have to do something manually to "return" them...because I obviously can't now. :-( But I don't want a nasty surprise sometime in the future however unlikely.
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Very stupid noob question, but this was my first experience borrowing via Overdrive. I registered to the Singapore library and managed to check out two books before the loophole closed. The 21 days have now passed and I wanted to make sure I didn't have to do something manually to "return" them...because I obviously can't now. :-( But I don't want a nasty surprise sometime in the future however unlikely.
There is nothing you need to do. That is the magic of Overdrive. There are never any late fees. Once a book expires, that's it. The only reason to return, is if you finish early and you want to free up space to check out more books. This works the same with all Overdrive-based libraries, not just Singapore. Alas, the Singapore library will be deeply missed. It hurts even just to think about, as I have used them from the U.S. for years.
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Very stupid noob question, but this was my first experience borrowing via Overdrive. I registered to the Singapore library and managed to check out two books before the loophole closed. The 21 days have now passed and I wanted to make sure I didn't have to do something manually to "return" them...because I obviously can't now. :-( But I don't want a nasty surprise sometime in the future however unlikely.
Nope, you should be fine. Books can be returned early or allowed to expire in which case you need do nothing.
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this is really a shame about the singapore library. there seemed to be very little demand for their books despite the worldwide availability.

does anyone know for sure what the legalities are re the NRIC number? i know that before the new format they asked for a passport number but many folks did not use their real passport number.

i guess even if illegal it is probably unlikely that the singapore FBI is going to travel to des moines or wherever to get an fake NRIC user, but i'm still curious about the exact status of the potential legality.
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this is really a shame about the singapore library. there seemed to be very little demand for their books despite the worldwide availability.

does anyone know for sure what the legalities are re the NRIC number? i know that before the new format they asked for a passport number but many folks did not use their real passport number.

i guess even if illegal it is probably unlikely that the singapore FBI is going to travel to des moines or wherever to get an fake NRIC user, but i'm still curious about the exact status of the potential legality.
I'm no attorney, but my best guess is that falsifying a Singaporean NRIC number would probably be a felony under Singaporean law. Remember, it's a country that mandates the death penalty for minor drug infractions. They don't screw around over there.
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I can still login have not changed my id or something so am not sure why you guys can't login although someone living in Singapore I am glad you guys cant login

Joking aside I logged in with my username and password like always had no problems login in.
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I can still login have not changed my id or something so am not sure why you guys can't login although someone living in Singapore I am glad you guys cant login

Joking aside I logged in with my username and password like always had no problems login in.
I think the question is we didn't use username/password but id/username.
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