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Old 12-10-2012, 04:57 PM   #76
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Where can I see this?

As an evil and greedy foreigner, I'd like to have the largest US-american libary, of course. I'd like to know if there's an even larger libary than Brooklyn available for foreigners.

Austin isn't availble anymore for foreigners, I checked that. You need to be there in person..
Orange County Florida may still allow non-residents to purchase a card. The annual fee, though, is $125 for 43,616 ebooks.

http://ocls.lib.overdrive.com/9A0EF9...rtBy=Relevancy
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #77
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Also, Brooklyn is one of the libraries testing the new 3M system. There are a few more ebooks in their program.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:00 PM   #78
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I have three. Two local cards and one FLoP card.
Okay I now have 4 Library Cards. I gave myself a late birthday present and signed up for the Brooklyn Public Library for $50 a year.
So now I just checked out a few new books. I do not like interface and there is no cart but the selection is worth it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #79
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Okay I now have 4 Library Cards. I gave myself a late birthday present and signed up for the Brooklyn Public Library for $50 a year.
So now I just checked out a few new books. I do not like interface and there is no cart but the selection is worth it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:12 AM   #80
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Okay I now have 4 Library Cards. I gave myself a late birthday present and signed up for the Brooklyn Public Library for $50 a year.
You go girl!
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:13 AM   #81
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Orange County Florida may still allow non-residents to purchase a card. The annual fee, though, is $125 for 43,616 ebooks.

http://ocls.lib.overdrive.com/9A0EF9...rtBy=Relevancy
http://www.ocls.info/Card/Default.asp
I am very very tempted even despite the steep fee.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:35 AM   #82
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Okay I now have 4 Library Cards.
Another card hoarder
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:59 AM   #83
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Going back to the original post about Prime, UK customers PRIMED UP are allowed to borrow books now.

Going forward now to the new posts:

Questia - 100 dollars a year - they are good for obscure books, and lack well known books - but I really do not trust them. I was a member before even Kindle existed. Perhaps I just got muddled up with the special offers, but I FELT ripped off! Though I was a member for 2 years - memory is not what it used to be, I felt that my loyalty did not mean anything to them.

Though e book readers did not exist at that time, I used to use the PSP browser to read the books on-line. And on the PC I would use voice reading software....

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:33 AM   #84
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I'm watching free Amazon Prime videos. Notably "American Experience: New York" - excellent stuff!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:37 AM   #85
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Though e book readers did not exist at that time, I used to use the PSP browser to read the books on-line. And on the PC I would use voice reading software....
I remember fondly checking mobileread, telead and engadget first thing in the morning from my PSP browser while drinking coffee. I actually only got the PSP because it could go online through some workaround. That screen was something in its day....
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Another card hoarder
I prefer the word collector, monssieur!
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Ahhh...

I think I have more cards than the two of you combined. I'm a mega-collector.
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Tubemonkey, if ever you need help with those, we can take them off your hands: just PM us the card numbers and PINs.
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Ahhh...

I think I have more cards than the two of you combined. I'm a mega-collector.
Yeah, he's stuffed!
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Tubemonkey, if ever you need help with those, we can take them off your hands: just PM us the card numbers and PINs.
Bidding starts at $75 (Amazon GC) for my Seattle card number and pin
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