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Old 09-01-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Exclamation So who else doesn't have a local library that supports Overdrive?

Spent a little bit of time playing around with the overdrive search.

Turns out NONE of the local libraries from my home town (Gettysburg PA) or where I go to school (Lehigh University) support Overdrive. Annoying.

Anyone else in the same boat?
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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It gives me about 200 options--not a single one near me or one I could get a library card for. But I live in Nowheresville, IL, so go figure.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:18 PM   #5
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It gives me about 200 options--not a single one near me or one I could get a library card for. But I live in Nowheresville, IL, so go figure.
We might just live in the same town!
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:25 PM   #6
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I'm planning a road trip to Sacramento, California so I can get a card there.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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No Overdrive library here, but the library that I'm a member of (The Hague) has a partnership with www.netlibrary.com and they use ePub + DRM, which will work with my PRS-700

So Europe isn't completely cut off from ebooks via libraries!

I still have to go sign up (can only do that at the library, not directly online), I wonder how big their English collection is. They mention their Dutch collection is only about 300 titles, but I read mostly in English anyway.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:10 PM   #8
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Spent a little bit of time playing around with the overdrive search.

Turns out NONE of the local libraries from my home town (Gettysburg PA) or where I go to school (Lehigh University) support Overdrive. Annoying.

Anyone else in the same boat?
You don't always need your local town to have a local library that supports eBooks via Overdrive. Just find a library close enough and get a card from there.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
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Hey you go to Lehigh? Small world, I live about ten minutes from you. I'm in the same boat. Bethlehem Library doesn't have any ebooks at all. BUT as long as you are a PA resident, and have your own local library card, you can take out books at any other library in PA. I haven't checked to see which one is closest to here that has them, but that is always a possibility. It's called a PA access card, and they put a little blue sticker on the back of it.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:42 PM   #10
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Hey you go to Lehigh? Small world, I live about ten minutes from you. I'm in the same boat. Bethlehem Library doesn't have any ebooks at all. BUT as long as you are a PA resident, and have your own local library card, you can take out books at any other library in PA. I haven't checked to see which one is closest to here that has them, but that is always a possibility. It's called a PA access card, and they put a little blue sticker on the back of it.
Yeah, I go to Lehigh. If you should happen to come up with a good solution let me know.

The closest in state library on the list is in Lancaster, but I'm not sure I can actually get a card from them.

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You don't always need your local town to have a local library that supports eBooks via Overdrive. Just find a library close enough and get a card from there.
Well, I think the general rule is you either have to live, work or own property wherever the library is. Some libraries also offer the ability to just pay a one time or yearly fee. Right? Perhaps I'm missing something, though.

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No Overdrive library here, but the library that I'm a member of (The Hague) has a partnership with www.netlibrary.com and they use ePub + DRM, which will work with my PRS-700
Ah. Lehigh uses netlibrary but no epub option here.

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:12 AM   #11
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Most libraries post their requirements for getting a library card on their website. Some require that you live locally. Some, you only have to live in the same state. And some will give you a card that expires for a fee. Check out their websites and if you still have questions send them an email.

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My local library uses Overdrive... but it's audio-books only.
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Portland, Oregon's area libraries go with netlibrary.com, but the catalog is pretty sparse. Mostly how-to books and reference manuals...no fiction :-(
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:51 AM   #14
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My local library uses Overdrive... but it's audio-books only.
Mine too. They do Audiobooks, Videos & Music but no ebooks.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:07 PM   #15
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According to the Sony Library Finder, no libary in Oregon has ebooks through Overdrive. My local one offers audiobooks and video downloads.

Oregon isn't even on the pull-down menu.
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