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  1. #11
    Mowgli
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    Default Re: Libraries with e-books

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul58
    Try the zip codes of relatives. I don't have a library with e-books in my County either, and the closest (Gwinnett County) wanted $30.00 a year for a library card! My Mom lives in Orange County FL, and I'm using her library card number and PIN and it works fine. Next time I'm down to visit, I'll get my own library card using their address and should be all set. It's not like you'll forget to return a book and run up late fees because they get returned automatically at the end of the check out period.
    I actually had tried that. Thing is all of my relatives live around Atlanta (I used to live in Lawrenceville and had a Gwinnett County library card at one time - I loved that library system). I would happily pay the $30 to get a card from them, but unless I'm looking in the wrong place, they have no fiction titles at all.

    What I'm reading: The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

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  3. #12
    Puck
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    Traci,

    I found some fiction titles was I was messing around before I got my nook. Try searching by Author. Also, here's the e-mail reply I got when I ws inquiring about a non-resident Library Card:

    Thank you for your interest in our downloadable eBooks! Customers outside of Gwinnett County can access our downloadable collections by obtaining a non-resident Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) library card! You can obtain a non-resident library card for a small annual fee, currently $30. For further information concerning receiving a non-resident library card please click here. Since you are interested in our downloadable material, I'm happy to let you know that when you apply for a library card online, you will obtain temporary card that will be active for the next 7 days and allow you to access a number of our online resources. Please follow this link for information on applying online for a temporary card. After applying and receiving your temporary card, visit the closest GCPL branch within 7 days to complete registration and obtain your non-resident library card. Thanks again for your interest in Gwinnett County Public Library and please feel free to respond with any questions or comments you may have. I hope you have a wonderful day!

    All the best,

    Christopher

    Christopher Baker
    Materials Selection Specialist
    Gwinnett County Public Library
    [email protected]
    (770) 822-5348


    Here are the two links that did't make it into the text above:

    Info on non-resident Library Card: http://www.gwinnettpl.org/UsingtheLi...raryCards.html

    Info on obtaining a Temporary Card: http://www.gwinnettpl.org/GetYourLib...OnlineReg.html
    Paul...
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    Now reading:
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    The Murder of King Tut, by James Patterson

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    Mowgli
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    Default Re: Libraries with e-books

    Thanks for the information, Paul. I went back and looked - apparently I was just browsing and it wouldn't pull up anything but non-fiction. I'm planning to visit my mom in a couple of months, and I pass right through there, so I may just plan on getting one sometime around then.
    What I'm reading: The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri

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    Tiny Tim
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    Does anyone know if any libraries allow you to be out of state completely? I live in western PA near Pittsburgh (home of Carnegie the founder of libraries all over the country, where our own libraries are going bankrupt). None of the libraries in my area use overdrive or any decent online system, and the ones that do offer only audio books. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'd pay 100.00 a year in a heartbeat!

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    Puck
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    Given the fact there is probably no chance of loss of e-books being as they are automatically returned after the checkout period, and the library stands to gain additional revenue from your membership, I see no reason why they wouldn't welcome your patronage! E-mail them and make a proposal, you may be suprised by their response, sure sounds like a win-win to me!
    Paul...
    Proud owner of a rare and exclusive autographed copy of the soon to be classic novel: Boomerang, by Alan Hutcheson!

    Now reading:
    Man of Steel, by Dave Conifer
    The Murder of King Tut, by James Patterson

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    Mr. Darcy
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    Default Re: Libraries with e-books

    Hi, hmr28. I'm also in Pittsburgh and saw that the Carnegie Library system only has audio books as you mention. That stinks. I would definitely be interested to find out if using an out of state library is possible.

    Paul

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    Tiny Tim
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    Default Re: Libraries with e-books

    Hi Paul,
    If I find anything out I'll let you know. Ohio seems to have a great deal of libraries that use Overdrive so I think I'll start with some of them.
    Helen

  10. #18
    JenKate77
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    Default Re: Libraries with e-books

    Check the major cities in your state. I'm 4 hours from Denver, but because I'm a Colorado resident, I can get a library card from them, and they have a pretty decent selection of ebooks. (Now I just have to GET to Denver to get my library card!)

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    Tiny Tim
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    Default Re: Libraries with e-books

    Quote Originally Posted by JenKate77
    Check the major cities in your state. I'm 4 hours from Denver, but because I'm a Colorado resident, I can get a library card from them, and they have a pretty decent selection of ebooks. (Now I just have to GET to Denver to get my library card!)
    I am in the same boat. Fortunately our library in Colorado Springs has a decent selection of ADE epub/pdf books but next time I am in Denver I will get a free library card and have access to theirs too !

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    Mr. Darcy
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    Default Re: Libraries with e-books

    There are no libraries in my entire state that have ebooks Only audiobooks, which I'm not interested in. I suppose it's probably a good thing, though, considering I have a massive TBR pile to get through...

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