Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-03-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
SneakySnake
I'm watching you!
SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SneakySnake's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,114
Karma: 22344652
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sunny Coast Qld, OZ
Device: Sony PRS-900
Australian Library goes into Overdrive

yippee! Our local Libraries have finally got on board with ebooks!

Good news for Sunshine Coasties!
There is even a competition to win and iPod.

Check it out here......

Sunshine Coast Library
SneakySnake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
FizzyWater
You kids get off my lawn!
FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
FizzyWater's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,851
Karma: 5153443
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Device: Dell Axim, PRS350/650, Nook Glow, PB Touch Lux 623
Woo-hoo!

FizzyWater is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 11-03-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 14,864
Karma: 75652393
Join Date: May 2010
Device: K4S, FireHD7.1, Nexus7.2, Nexus4, ClipZip
Congrats. You're gonna enjoy it.
tubemonkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 02:24 AM   #4
Fbone
Is that a sandwich?
Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Fbone's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,129
Karma: 67294257
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Searching ...
An excellent start with 324 ebooks.

Fbone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 02:32 AM   #5
iandix
Addict
iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.iandix is far more humble than you.
 
iandix's Avatar
 
Posts: 295
Karma: 109308
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NSW Australia
Device: nook touch a Nook 3g (rooted) and a nookcolor (rooted)
Ashfield and Strafield Libraries in Sydney have had epub ebooks via Overdrive for a while..
iandix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 05:18 AM   #6
jjw
Member
jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.jjw for a long time would go to bed early.
 
Posts: 21
Karma: 17632
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Melbourne
Device: Iphone, PRS-650
Melbourne library has them too
http://elibrary.melbourne.vic.gov.au...en/default.htm
Now if I can be bothered going in to the city to get a library card :P
jjw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #7
mikel12323
Howdy-Mike!
mikel12323 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Device: kindle
Do any of the AU libraries allow out-of-country library cards for using Overdrive? I know many of you use our Philadelphia library.

I have some favorite AU authors that I just can't find here in the US libraries.
mikel12323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 04:45 PM   #8
SeaBookGuy
Can one read too much?
SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SeaBookGuy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SeaBookGuy's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,751
Karma: 1064957
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Seattle, USA
Device: Sony 650
I recently bought some Australian books at kobobooks that were quite well discounted.
SeaBookGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 04:45 PM   #9
Metal Mick
Addict
Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 252
Karma: 2383254
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Device: The Book, PB 302, IQ
Hi all,

Yarra Plenty library has a little more than 2100 ebooks, via Overdrive. They've added something like 300 in the last month.

Cheers,
Metal Mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 05:06 PM   #10
CazMar
Book Geek
CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CazMar ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 591
Karma: 1499085
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Device: IRiver Story HD, Google Nexus 7" tablet, Galaxy Nexus, Asus 1005HA
Oh goody - now I only have to wait another 10 years for the Adelaide library system to catch up! A question on ebooks drew about the same response as coming up to the counter and speaking Swahili. Actually, because they are such nice helpful people they would probably try to communicate with someone speaking Swahili....perhaps a better analogy would be if I had asked them when they were going to install a Large Hadron Collider. Maybe I'll just pay the $15 and join the Phladelphia Library.
CazMar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 06:08 PM   #11
SneakySnake
I'm watching you!
SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SneakySnake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SneakySnake's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,114
Karma: 22344652
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sunny Coast Qld, OZ
Device: Sony PRS-900
Our libraries (Sunshine Coast 9 + 3) accept visitor memberships, but I think you have to go into a branch to join.
SneakySnake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 06:36 PM   #12
Blue Tyson
Blue Captain
Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blue Tyson ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blue Tyson's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,596
Karma: 5000236
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Device: Kindle Keyboard 3G,Huawei Ideos X3,Kobo Mini
Quote:
Originally Posted by CazMar View Post
Oh goody - now I only have to wait another 10 years for the Adelaide library system to catch up! A question on ebooks drew about the same response as coming up to the counter and speaking Swahili. Actually, because they are such nice helpful people they would probably try to communicate with someone speaking Swahili....perhaps a better analogy would be if I had asked them when they were going to install a Large Hadron Collider. Maybe I'll just pay the $15 and join the Phladelphia Library.
Yeah. I got a look in exactly the same Swahili language about whether I could ask to inter library loan a book by email - so I could put in the details rather than have the not-too-bright local library types with less than up to date database searching skills take 15 minutes to find while I am standing there waiting.
Blue Tyson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 01:43 AM   #13
Metal Mick
Addict
Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Metal Mick ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 252
Karma: 2383254
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Device: The Book, PB 302, IQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by CazMar View Post
Oh goody - now I only have to wait another 10 years for the Adelaide library system to catch up! A question on ebooks drew about the same response as coming up to the counter and speaking Swahili. Actually, because they are such nice helpful people they would probably try to communicate with someone speaking Swahili....perhaps a better analogy would be if I had asked them when they were going to install a Large Hadron Collider. Maybe I'll just pay the $15 and join the Phladelphia Library.
Hi Cazmar, et al,

I didn't mean to make you feel bad! Have you tried petitioning the highest levels of the library administration? Quoting other libraries' policies might also help.

Cheers,
Metal Mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 02:54 AM   #14
jehane
Book addict
jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jehane ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 378
Karma: 1765432
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Antarctica/Australia/Ohio
Device: Sony PRS-300/T1/Asus TF101
I've been borrowing ebooks from Canberra since April. Very handy for the next few months! Unfortunately for everyone else, you have to live in the area or be able to convince them that you visit the area a lot to get a card.
jehane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 03:55 AM   #15
MacEachaidh
Browser
MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MacEachaidh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
MacEachaidh's Avatar
 
Posts: 575
Karma: 445872
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Australia
Device: iRiver Story, Kobo Touch, Kobo Aura HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikel12323 View Post
Do any of the AU libraries allow out-of-country library cards for using Overdrive? I know many of you use our Philadelphia library.

I have some favorite AU authors that I just can't find here in the US libraries.
G'day Mikel,
Most of the libraries here where I've enquired about this require proof of residence within their area to process a membership application, so I'd have to say generally, no.

I'd be delighted to be proved wrong, though! I live in western Sydney, and the library system within our local council has "absolutely no plans" for moving into eBooks "in the foreseeable future", I've been told.

Boo hiss !!
MacEachaidh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Classic Got Nook? Try Overdrive Library TrendyGuy Barnes & Noble NOOK 32 08-26-2010 08:59 AM
Overdrive Library Books omro Apple Devices 3 05-07-2010 03:35 PM
So who else doesn't have a local library that supports Overdrive? kelchm Sony Reader 33 12-30-2009 10:49 AM
Classic The Overdrive/Library Question TrendyGuy Barnes & Noble NOOK 11 11-02-2009 04:41 PM
Thanks -- Kindle and Overdrive and Library Books Ocean Kindle Developer's Corner 2 09-23-2009 01:41 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:56 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.