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Old 07-17-2010, 11:05 AM   #61
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Canada west coast - British Columbia region libraries share the same e-library system:

6320 ebooks (pdf, mobi, epub)
5397 audiobooks (wma & mp3)

All powered by overdrive.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:26 PM   #62
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A paltry crop for a large library

Well the Toronto Public Library has a total of 884 fiction and 557 non-fiction books. A whole 1441! Most are epub but far too many are PDF. There is a smattering of mobi files as well.

For a library that claims to be one of the largest in NA this really poor. I think both the Hamilton and Ottawa libraries have bigger collections.

The fiction seems to be weighted towards romantic/teen fiction, i.e. most of it sucks (as in vampire.)

Hopefully it will improve.
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I just realized that Overdrive is based in Cleveland.

Could that be the reason Clevnet has the most ebooks available?
I didn't know that, but it makes sense. I wonder if they have some sort of agreement that Clevnet gets the books at a discount rate because they're local?
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:32 PM   #64
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I didn't know that, but it makes sense. I wonder if they have some sort of agreement that Clevnet gets the books at a discount rate because they're local?

Or Clevnet received a grant from Overdrive.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #65
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I don't know how many eBooks they have but for Just $15 dollars annually, non-residents can get a library card from the Philadelphia Library. Here is a link to the application: Application

Here is a link to their ebook selections to see if this is something that might be worth the $15 annually!
Philadelphia Free Library

Hope the above links work, if not you can Google Philadelphia Free Library.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #66
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How many ebooks does your library offer?

San Antonio Public Library has 1,652 ebooks from OverDrive (1,239 EPUB, 353 PDF, and 60 Mobipocket).
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:11 PM   #67
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I don't know how many eBooks they have but for Just $15 dollars annually, non-residents can get a library card from the Philadelphia Library. Here is a link to the application: Application

Here is a link to their ebook selections to see if this is something that might be worth the $15 annually!
Philadelphia Free Library

Hope the above links work, if not you can Google Philadelphia Free Library.
How long did it take to get your card? I sent off for mine last week...
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:33 PM   #68
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My local library launched their ebooks today so...

Hennepin County Libraries (MN)
663 ePub's
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:05 PM   #69
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Loudoun County has around 600 ebooks, all fiction. Fairfax County has around 2600, mostly fiction. I have library cards with both libraries.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:02 PM   #70
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Hey the Canberra (ACT, Australia) Library has 2239 General Fiction titles! You have to be a member of the library though...
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:27 AM   #71
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Popping in late with numbers for our Overdrive collection in Indianapolis

Epub -- 3817 (since 2009)

MP3 -- 1049 (since 2008)

WMA -- 5431 (since 2006)

Digital checkouts are our fastest growing circ area, up 78% since last year.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:21 PM   #73
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I didn't send for my Philadelphia Library card yet but I wouldn't be a good example of how long it takes because I live in Costa Rica.
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San Antonio Public Library has 1,652 ebooks from OverDrive (1,239 EPUB, 353 PDF, and 60 Mobipocket).
I looked into the San Antonio library, but it would require me going in and shelling out $100 for a yearly membership. Can't see myself doing that.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:59 PM   #75
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Adelaide, Australia. There's no library within 800km that has ebooks.
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