Best Out-Of-State Library Card for Ebooks ?

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  1. vulcanman

    vulcanman Senior member

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    So my local library does not have EBOOKS ! I see that several others counties across the US do. Some of them charge you a small out-of-state fee for a library card. The thought process is ... I can use such a card to get ebooks to my Nook. Any thoughts ... advice ? Thanks !
     
  2. Drako

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    I'm confused. Why don't you just get your ebooks on the internet?
     
  3. Rumpltzer

    Rumpltzer Diamond Member

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    What is this "library" that you speak of?
     
  4. Crono

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    He wants to borrow them through the digital download system that many libraries (but not his local one) use.

    Unfortunately, many libraries (NYPL being a major one) closed off out-of-state access when they started to expand their ebook library.
     
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    Ah, I did not know that. Thanks for the explanation!
     
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    DaveSimmons Elite Member

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    Project Gutenberg and the baen.com free library should keep you busy for a little while. Everyone should read Pudd'nhead Wilson and With the Lightnings.
     
  7. allisolm

    allisolm Administrator<br>Elite Member
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    It's not library lending, but have you looked at the free/cheap nook books at Barnes and Noble? I just downloaded 4 free ones and 4 $.99 ones and there are many more. I suppose it depends on what type of book you're looking for.

    Our library has ebooks but the demand outstrips the supply and you have to get on a waiting list for most of the new ones.
     
  8. vulcanman

    vulcanman Senior member

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    Thanks Guys ! ... our adjacent county library system has ebooks and they charge $30 per year.