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Old 04-03-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Question Borrowing e-books from library for non-residents

Hello,

I used to be a member of Philadelphia Public Library, although I was a non-resident, and enjoyed borrowing books from them a reading them. Unfortunately they raised the fee fro non-residents up to an amount which exceeded willingness to pay.

I was wondering if there is any other library in US or Canada which allow non-residents to become members and borrow e-books for a decent yearly fee.

Many thanks in advance for all answers/suggestions.

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you could check overdrive and see if your local libarary is onthe list. You do need a card and PIN
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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The only library I am aware of that charges less than $50 is Fairfax County Virginia. The website says the non-resident fee is $27. However, they only have 12,900 titles.
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The only library I am aware of that charges less than $50 is Fairfax County Virginia. The website says the non-resident fee is $27. However, they only have 12,900 titles.
I am a non-resident member through them and they're alright.
I went with them instead of Philadelphia because it was cheaper and I wanted to make sure I would be checking out enough books to justify the cost.
Thus far, they generally have more titles than my local libraries as well as more copies available.

I do recommend them, but only if you check any local ones first and compare title availability.
I will say that Philadelphia seems to be the better deal overall, but, for me, it's been worth the $27 so far.
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The only library I am aware of that charges less than $50 is Fairfax County Virginia. The website says the non-resident fee is $27. However, they only have 12,900 titles.
I used to have non-resident membership at Fairfax. I didn't renew it, IMO it's not worth the money.
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