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Old 10-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #46
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Not an ebook.....but another perk to the Free Library of Philadelphia is their "freegal" music service. You can download, and save to your computer 3 free songs a week from the sony catalog. They have all kinds of music, including current hits

checkout the link under music downloads http://search.freelibrary.org/digitalmedia.cfm

Use your FLP card and pin
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #47
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Don't know if this has been posted or not, but if you are 65 or over the Philly library card is free.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:41 PM   #48
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Thanks. Wasn't aware of that. Karma to you.
I have gotten a nice little collection of music through it.


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Update: Figured out my local library's PIN and logged into both Freegal and Freading with it. Looks like Freading is run by the same people as Freegal. I have 5 credits on that Freading account, but since this is the first time I've logged in there, I'm not sure if those are built up or new (I've been a patron of this library since January 2011).
Yea I checked it out when they first offered it but couldn't really see much advantage over FLP's overdrive collection. I guess if they offered books or publishers that weren't available through overdrive.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #49
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Not an ebook.....but another perk to the Free Library of Philadelphia is their "freegal" music service. You can download, and save to your computer 3 free songs a week from the sony catalog. They have all kinds of music, including current hits

checkout the link under music downloads http://search.freelibrary.org/digitalmedia.cfm

Use your FLP card and pin
I've had this card for over a year and didn't even know! Karma to you!

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:23 PM   #50
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Yea I checked it out when they first offered it but couldn't really see much advantage over FLP's overdrive collection. I guess if they offered books or publishers that weren't available through overdrive.
I think the allocation of books is a little different: with Overdrive, the library may have 5 virtual copies of a book and 10 people are waiting on it... with Freading, many people can borrow the same book until the library reaches the total limit for checkouts.

A perfect example is that my wife likes Georgette Heyer... FLP's Overdrive has about 15 titles, most with a waiting list. Freading had ALL the titles currently available in eBook with no waiting.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #51
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Don't know if this has been posted or not, but if you are 65 or over the Philly library card is free.
Also free for veterans.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #52
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I'm also waiting for answer from Brooklyn, and checking other libraries. Katel have you by any chance tried Houston library?
No I haven't Danicca so will do that. Thanks.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #53
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Yea I checked it out when they first offered it but couldn't really see much advantage over FLP's overdrive collection. I guess if they offered books or publishers that weren't available through overdrive.
I found something interesting on Freading last night: they have a pretty good selection of the Barnes & Noble Classic Editions. As far as I know, those are only sold by B&N for use with Nook... since B&N uses their own proprietary DRM, there's no legal way to read them on other eink readers (unless you hack a Sony and load the Nook app). Apparently Overdrive carries them as well although only one of my local libraries has a couple of them (Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland). The Overdrive versions actually have covers in the EPUB while the Nookbook versions don't. I'm not sure about the Freading versions. Just figured I'd point it out.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:16 AM   #54
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I've just had a reply from the Library of Brooklyn when I asked
for clarification of their non-residents' card -

"Non-resident is anyone not living outside of NYS, and out of state
residents have full access to all of our ebook, and online research
databases.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Circulation Deparment"

I bolded the NOT here as surely that's a mistake?
So - I've asked them for clarification again.
I think they will blacklist me.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:20 AM   #55
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Katel, just curious, why are you especially interested in the Brooklyn library over the others?
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:57 AM   #56
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I definitely think it's a typo. Their website clearly states that they not only welcome international applicants, but that they enjoy the same library privileges as the out-of-state patrons do.

You should probably be getting an email from them with detailed instructions any day now.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #57
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Katel, just curious, why are you especially interested in the Brooklyn library over the others?

I guess because they have such a large amount of books on Overdrive compared
to some of the other libraries I've check out , and their waiting lists are not long. For a couple of authors I like there are only 1 or 2 waiting whereas at FLP for example there are up to 80.
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Brooklyn added over 12,000 ebooks to their collection this year. Very impressive. Generous check-out policies. And it appears the service is underutilized by the local residents. For some it may present a better value to join.
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I found something interesting on Freading last night: they have a pretty good selection of the Barnes & Noble Classic Editions. As far as I know, those are only sold by B&N for use with Nook... since B&N uses their own proprietary DRM, there's no legal way to read them on other eink readers (unless you hack a Sony and load the Nook app). Apparently Overdrive carries them as well although only one of my local libraries has a couple of them (Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland). The Overdrive versions actually have covers in the EPUB while the Nookbook versions don't. I'm not sure about the Freading versions. Just figured I'd point it out.
Ohhh very interesting and good to know, I'll have to check it out. I sent some karma your way
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Weird, I checked out their hold lines, and they ARE much shorter than other libraries. Weird, you'd think it's a densely populated area, thefore long waiting lists...
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