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swok34
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How long does it take for a library book to be available

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I apologize if this questions has been asked already........

 

and I understand that some books never become library books.

 

How long does it take for a new book to become available for check out at the library?

 

I am watching for Brad Melter's The Inner Circle.  I read another of Brad's books checked out through the library.  The audio copy became available almost immediately, but I'm not a listenter, strictly a reader

 

Typically if I am looking for a book, I check Overdrive first to make sure it is available to the library.

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Re: How long does it take for a library book to be available

You probably need to contact your library - the library has to purchase the licenses for their ebooks so it might depend on the acquisitions budget.


swok34 wrote:

I apologize if this questions has been asked already........

 

and I understand that some books never become library books.

 

How long does it take for a new book to become available for check out at the library?

 

I am watching for Brad Melter's The Inner Circle.  I read another of Brad's books checked out through the library.  The audio copy became available almost immediately, but I'm not a listenter, strictly a reader

 

Typically if I am looking for a book, I check Overdrive first to make sure it is available to the library.


 

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Re: How long does it take for a library book to be available

Like Melissa says, contact your library.  My library's website has a link to request a book be added to the print library or to the digital library.  I rarely request an addition, but when I have they are pretty quick to add the book.

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Re: How long does it take for a library book to be available

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I go to the attached website to see if an eBook is available to the libraries that use overdrive, if it does not show Find at a Library (make sure it is an ePub), than it is not available to your library to buy. 

 

I have been looking for Awakened by PC Cast to become available as an ePub book through overdrive, it was released in January 2011, and the library has the audiobook, but it is still not available to the library as an ePub, so I wait.

 

I use this website:

 

http://search.overdrive.com/Default.aspx

 

Hope this helps, Michelle

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Re: How long does it take for a library book to be available


mmd12 wrote:

 

I have been looking for Awakened by PC Cast to become available as an ePub book through overdrive

That's a Macmillan title, and Macmillan doesn't provide e-books to OverDrive for library lending.

 

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Re: How long does it take for a library book to be available

If it isn't available, you can always request it. That might speed things up and get your name on the list first. I've done it before.

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