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Old 12-19-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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how many titles does YOUR library have?

I was reading through the library ebook thread and was shocked to learn that New York Public library has more books than the Chicago Public Library. Since I live in Chicago now and last year I lived in New York I have both library cards. Many people discussed paying non-resident rates for library cards in NYC. I figured maybe there is a library with a better collection and people that live in cities with good collection might decide to take advantage of their programs.

So I'll start it off. and I will edit to update what others are listing

Chicago Public Library
http://overdrive.chipublib.org
All Adobe PDF: 1,216
All ePub: 134

New York
http://ebooks.nypl.org
All ePub: 1,086
All PDF: 13,004

--------------------UPDATED------------------
Vancouver Public Library
http://downloads.bclibrary.ca
All Ebooks (PDF + ePUB): 2803

Toronto Public Library
http://overdrive.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Epub books: 204
PDF books: 559

-------------UPDATED--------------------------
Los Angeles Public Library
http://www.lapl.org/catalog/ebooks.html
(as of 11:20pm on 12-21-2009)
PDF: 773

Original Posters note: (uses NetLibrary, not Overdrive)

---------------UPDATE---------------------------
Washington, DC

http://overdrive.dclibrary.org/72023...en/default.htm

EPUB: 919
PDF: 6243

Crystal Lake Public Library
http://crystallake.lib.overdrive.com/
ePub: 0
PDF: 1639
Mobi: 884

Schaumburg Public Library
http://www.mymediamall.net/
ePub: 166
PDF: 1752
Mobi: 468

----------------------------UPDATED AGAIN-------------------------------------
Washington, DC Public Library
http://overdrive.dclibrary.org/
ePub:919

Fairfax, VA Public Library
http://fairfax.lib.overdrive.com/
ePub: 79
PDF: 1,865
(corrected by yekim54)
-------------------------ANOTHER UPDATE WOW thanks ALL ---------------------

Cuyahoga County Public Library (CLEVELAND, OH) has:
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org
Adobe PDF - 3128

Naperville Public Library:
http://www.naperville-lib.info/catalog/eMedia.htm
EPUB - 155
Protected PDF - 1872

---------------------------UPDATED Jan 3 2010-------------------------------
Minuteman Library (library consortium covering Metrowest region of Massachusetts)

http://digital.minlib.net/10B15150-B...en/default.htm
epub - 98
pdf - 46

Boston Public Library
http://overdrive.bpl.org/9886B135-81...en/Default.htm
ePub - 461
PDF - 2280

--------------------------- Next update------------------
Maryland:
http://maryland.lib.overdrive.com/71...en/Default.htm
Adobe Epub - 110
Adobe PDF - 1484


------------------------Update 2010---------------------------------------------

Brooklyn New York
http://brooklyn.lib.overdrive.com/85...en/Default.htm

Adobe ePub: 1,314
Adobe PDF: 2,734
__________________________________________________ ____________________

Seattle Public Library.
http://spl.lib.overdrive.com

Adobe ePub: 4,164
Adobe PDF: 8,779

King County Library
http://ebooks.kcls.org/

Adobe ePub: 135
Adobe PDF: 3,875


________________________update Oct 2010___________________________________
granted this is getting out of date but new updates still coming thanks


San Fransisco Public Library
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/036F88...en/Default.htm
3034 Epub
1390 PDF

National Library Board of Singapore
http://singapore.lib.overdrive.com
2,554 ePub
13,799 PDF

__________________________________________________ ____________________

Thanks everyone

BTW I am not listing Mobi until Sony 500 or 505 are capable of reading them natively.

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Old 12-19-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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All Ebooks (PDF + ePUB): 2803 (not sure how to separate search for file formats)
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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I was reading through the library ebook thread and was shocked to learn that New York Public library has more books than the Chicago Public Library. Since I live in Chicago now and last year I lived in New York I have both library cards. Many people discussed paying non-resident rates for library cards in NYC. I figured maybe there is a library with a better collection and people that live in cities with good collection might decide to take advantage of their programs.

So I'll start it off. and I will edit to update what others are listing

Chicago Public Library
http://overdrive.chipublib.org
All Adobe PDF: 1,216
All ePub: 134

New York
http://ebooks.nypl.org
All ePub: 1,086
All PDF: 13,004
NPYL seems to be buying a lot of how-to/self-help/others of that type. And I've noticed some libraries are buying way way too many romance eBooks.

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Old 12-19-2009, 09:06 PM   #4
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Total ebooks: 772
Epub books: 204
PDF books: 559
Mobi: 119
MP3 audiobook: 720
WMA audiobook: 1133
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PDF: 773
mobipocket: 243

No epub here yet due to some disagreement as far as I know.
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Chicago Public Library
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ePub: 134
PDF: 1216
Mobi: 240

Crystal Lake Public Library
North Suburban Digital Consortium
ePub: 0
PDF: 1639
Mobi: 884

Schaumburg Public Library
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PDF: 1752
Mobi: 468
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:32 PM   #7
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I was reading through the library ebook thread and was shocked to learn that New York Public library has more books than the Chicago Public Library. Since I live in Chicago now and last year I lived in New York I have both library cards. Many people discussed paying non-resident rates for library cards in NYC. I figured maybe there is a library with a better collection and people that live in cities with good collection might decide to take advantage of their programs.

So I'll start it off. and I will edit to update what others are listing

Chicago Public Library
http://overdrive.chipublib.org
All Adobe PDF: 1,216
All ePub: 134

New York
http://ebooks.nypl.org
All ePub: 1,086
All PDF: 13,004

--------------------UPDATED------------------
Vancouver Public Library
http://downloads.bclibrary.ca
All Ebooks (PDF + ePUB): 2803

Toronto Public Library
http://overdrive.torontopubliclibrary.ca
Epub books: 204
PDF books: 559

-------------UPDATED--------------------------
Los Angeles Public Library
http://www.lapl.org/catalog/ebooks.html
(as of 11:20pm on 12-21-2009)
PDF: 773

Original Posters note: (uses Netbook, not Overdrive)


Thanks everyone

Washington, DC

http://overdrive.dclibrary.org/72023...en/default.htm


EPUB: 919
PDF: 6243
MOBI: 3319
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:16 PM   #8
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Why are you shocked that NYPL has more ebooks than Chicago? It's a bigger city.

BTW, there are no more "non-resident" cards being sold for NYPL. And in general, accessing a library e-account when you are not a local resident is against the terms of use of most libraries.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:52 PM   #9
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I assume that overdrive would have different classes of membership based on how much the library was willing to pay and how large the library system paid. I figured that while NYC is a larger city that Chicago and New York would be in the same tier.

Obviously the system Overdrive uses has a lot more choice for the library than I expect and that is awesome for the book sellers and the librarians.

My hat is off to overdrive.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:09 PM   #10
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Fairfax, VA Public Library (http://fairfax.lib.overdrive.com/C3D...en/Default.htm) has 1941 ePub books.
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Washington, DC Public Library (http://overdrive.dclibrary.org/67974...en/Default.htm) has 919 ePub books.
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And I just noticed something interesting: The DC Library, in addition to lending eBooks, also sells them. So, you find a book you want to read but someone has it checked out you have the option of placing a hold on it for when it does become available or buying it on the spot. Prices don't seem particularly competitive but I suppose that may change.
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PDF: 773
mobipocket: 243

No epub here yet due to some disagreement as far as I know.
If you're looking for ePub, go for the County of LA Public Library. They have around 175, I think (going to look so I can post stats). I've had my PRS-505 since September 1, and at that time it was only around 120, so they're adding around 10-20 books a month, I guess.
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PDF: 230

Pasadena/Glendale Digital Library
http://pas-gdl.lib.overdrive.com
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PDF: 1,185
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For Fairfax County Public Library I'm seeing:

ePub: 79
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