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Old 05-17-2010, 05:20 PM   #31
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what part of NY are you in? Clinton County here..
Northwest side of the state here, Monroe County. Way too far away from "the City" to just drop in and have a library card validated.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:36 AM   #32
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Woozers! I got a Washington DC library card and after only a short time figuring out how it worked, I downloaded 3 books to read before they shut my card down (I'm in the midwest, I'm sure I won't be getting to DC in the next 30 days.)

All this removing DRM, computer geek speak, blah, blah, pretty much goes over my head. BUT, this was easy, and they had 2 books off the bat that were on my to buy list. So that'll save me.

So I may have to consider the Philadelphia library card. But it sounds like the selection isn't as good. I think once I get a good library card, borrowing from the library will really make my reader be worthwhile.

I have a pink Sony personal reader, but am thinking about also getting the Nook. I kind of like it's bells and whistles.

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So I may have to consider the Philadelphia library card. But it sounds like the selection isn't as good. I think once I get a good library card, borrowing from the library will really make my reader be worthwhile.
The selection is getting larger, they just added quite a few books in the past week. I just wish they'd go straight ePub (at least where possible). Whoever orders their ebooks seems to like PDF quite a bit.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:31 AM   #34
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I still haven't heard anything about the application I sent in over 3 weeks ago. I guess it's time to email them and see if they've canceled the non-resident library card program like so many other libraries have done recently.

I can use my local library now, but the selection is really limited.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:44 AM   #35
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I still haven't heard anything about the application I sent in over 3 weeks ago. I guess it's time to email them and see if they've canceled the non-resident library card program like so many other libraries have done recently.

I can use my local library now, but the selection is really limited.
I called them today (12156865320) to check on my application that was mailed May 1st. Was told that just got that "batch" in and should be processed by the end of the day. So sounds like they are way behind but at least still accepting non-resident requests.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:58 AM   #36
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Thanks bookmonster. I was going to look for a number today.

I certainly hope my application is in this batch. If not I'll have to assume my local post office lost it....as they're notorious for. Then it's back to square one.
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Application of 4/28 approved

I have been out of the country but found my Philadelphia library card in my accumulated mail on my return today. My application was mailed on 4/28 and my card has an expiry date of 5/5/11 - can't tell when the card was received in the mail and I did NOT receive an e-mail with my number. Anyway, I am thrilled with my library membership and I have already made a huge wish list of ebooks that I will borrow over time. My favorite authors (mystery mostly) are well represented and while I find that way too many are PDF which I refuse to fight with on a small screen, there are enough epubs to keep me busy well into my second and third years of membership (if they continue the out-of-state deal). So to those of you waiting, your patience WILL be rewarded!
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Any word from those who inquired about out of country memberships?
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:01 PM   #39
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"We're sorry, but the specified library patron account information is not valid."

...anyone else able to log in?
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I was not able to log in. Seems like a problem with their site.
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I noticed that too Sunday evening. That part of the site was down for maintenance a couple of hours, but I was able to login and download books later.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:30 AM   #42
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Any word from those who inquired about out of country memberships?
They say that it's OK, that I can ask for the card, but I haven't done it yet.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:23 AM   #43
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I called last night to find out the status of the application I sent last month, and as my luck usually runs, their computer was down. But I see this morning that they cashed my check finally, so I expect to see the card in the mail by the end of this week. They don't seem to be sending out emails with your new card # in it, though.
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I'm also doing the happy dance!!!

They cashed my check yesterday.

Hopefully my card will be here when I get back from my trip next week.

Luckily I found a library in Tennessee that issues cards to residents within a 50 mile radius - even across state lines. I had to pick it up in person but that was doable, so I've had reading material while I waited.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:47 PM   #45
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Just a note to all of you new electronic patrons. When you finish a book, please right click the book in the Sony software, and click 'Return Borrowed Item'. That way, the next person waiting in line will get the book before your 21 day loan period is up.
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