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Old 07-10-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Good Libraries? Book Swaps? (cant seem to find affordable books)

Ok, a few days into my 505 I'm finding either a lack of eBooks or prices I really don't want to pay for a book I cannot possibly resell. The days of my finding a book on eBay are over in this regard.

I read a lot of technical stuff, so all is not lost, but it would be nice to fulfill my love of Non-Fiction reading. I enjoy things like the Scott Peterson Trial, Psychopathy of criminal minds, etc.

I'm still sure the 505 is for me because I like to upload so much of my own stuff, rss feeds, etc.

Are there any libraries online that have a current selection of books that might be an alternative to what I am running into? I realize there would be a cost.

Perhaps I just don't know where to shop!

Sorry for the complaints.

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Old 07-10-2009, 10:21 PM   #2
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:29 PM   #3
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Check out the New York Public Library. Non-residents can join for $100 a year.
Any idea what the digital library is like?

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Old 07-10-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Any idea what the digital library is like?

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You're welcome!

You can browse their titles here. Since you own a Sony, look for Adobe Digital Editions, or ePub or PDF books.
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Well of course not LOL.............
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Not sure where you are from, but you can check the website of Overdrive to see if your library offers books. I have been a big fan of my library here in Phoenix, AZ. Quite a few books.

I know Michigan, California, Cleveland ARea, and NY also have good libraries. Im sure others, those are just the ones that come to mind. And I have been quite successful at finding free books thru this Mobile Read site also.

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Are there no book-swap sites? Or is that just a no-no?
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I think I just saw a thread that discussed the fact that the NYPL may no longer accept non residents.
Rats! Looks like you're right, the nonresident application is gone. I found a cached version of it but all the links lead to a 404 page.

I wonder if they got so many nonresident requests that they couldn't handle the outflow of ebooks.

Sorry to get your hopes up chaznsc.
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Rats! Looks like you're right, the nonresident application is gone. I found a cached version of it but all the links lead to a 404 page.

I wonder if they got so many nonresident requests that they couldn't handle the outflow of ebooks.

Sorry to get your hopes up chaznsc.
It's ok, I am thinking I might just give up on e-readers for now. There is such a lag with the print-world.
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