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CaitlinY
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library books!

I've had my nook for almost a year and have finally gotten a library book on it. This opens a whole new (much cheaper!) world of reading. I'm pretty darn excited. For those of you looking to figure this out, check out this post:http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Technical-Support/Using-Adobe-Digital-Editions-ADE-Libra...

 

Go to overdrive.com to find out if your library lends ebooks. 

 

Warning: library books must be side-loaded, but I'll take a side-loaded book over $10 any day. 

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atlongster
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Re: library books!

That is awesome.  I've been trying to get my local library to offer ebooks, but to no avail.

 

I hope more libraries follow this trend.

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guinnessfc
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Re: library books!

Well  I have had my NC for a week now and have read three books.  That is three more than I have read in the last 6 months.  For me it just makes it so much easier to read with an e reader.  This is my first ereader and I am pleased. It has met all my expectations.  I havent used all the features but today I logged into my local library's website and found that they utilize the e formats for loaning books.  Wow that is awesome.  They had quite a selection with many I was looking at buying.  So now I have a few more to read and it did not cost anything.  It was very easy to do as well....

 

Nice

 

:smileytongue:

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Yorkiefan
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Registered: ‎11-27-2010
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Re: library books!

I ordered a Nook with 3G/Wi-fi for the specific reason that you can borrow books from the library on it.  My local library no longer offers it due to budget cuts, but as a Pennsylvania Resident I was able to apply for a library card from the Free Library of Philadelphia.  According to the email I received from my local library the card is free for PA residents and $15 for out of state.  The lending is thru Overdrive you just need a library card for a library associated with Overdrive.

 

I check out Overdrive thru the library before I ordered and they have tons of books.

 

I just figured someone can use this information.  I would never have gotten an ereader otherwise since I rarely buy books for myself (for my kids, and family yes) since I ready so much it is not cost efficient for me and I use the library system weekly.

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whiteginger
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Re: library books!

My Lexington, KY, library does not yet loan ebooks.  I am delighted to know that I can buy membership to another state's library system  :smileysurprised: and borrow books!

 

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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janw75
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Re: library books!

Are you actually in Lexington?  Scott, Franklin, and several of the other surrounding counties all offer ebooks.  I work in Lexington but actually live in Georgetown so that was good news for me.  Just thought I'd give you a heads up if you have anyone living in the other counties.  :smileyhappy:

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Ozman69
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Re: library books!

 


whiteginger wrote:

My Lexington, KY, library does not yet loan ebooks.  I am delighted to know that I can buy membership to another state's library system  :smileysurprised: and borrow books!

 

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!


I know that Madison county has ebooks too.  I'm from Berea and plan to go get a new library card when I visit my family there in a few weeks (I'm still a legal resident of Berea).  

 

The above is based upon my opinion... yours may vary!
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cx3ane
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Re: library books!

I just found this out a week ago.  I got a library card from Carnegie Library, but I had to go there to get it.  I have a library card from another library & with the PA access sticker I got it for free.  I also am getting a library card from Philly through the mail.  Our library does not have ebooks.  Only audiobooks.  I did a search online & found this site: http://www.publiclibraries.com/ .  

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Ya_Ya
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Re: library books!

 

@cx3ane FLoP has more ebooks than CLP but between those two, you have a pretty good selection.  (I've got two books from CLP and one from FLoP on NOOK right now!)

 

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cx3ane
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Re: library books!

Chester County has a nice section of ebooks, too.  I like FLoP, too.  Nice section.  I don't have my card yet.  I just did it earlier this week so I am waiting for it.  I want a library where they have kids' ebooks.  

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cristiansmom
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Re: library books!

I just got my Nook Color today for my birthday! My library does offer ebooks so how do I get them? do I download them to my computer/sd card and then put them on the nook?? I am soooooo new to all this...

 

Debi

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bklvr896
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Re: library books!

 


cristiansmom wrote:

I just got my Nook Color today for my birthday! My library does offer ebooks so how do I get them? do I download them to my computer/sd card and then put them on the nook?? I am soooooo new to all this...

 

Debi


You need to have a library card at your library.  You need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions and authorize your computer.   Look at the instructions in the links in my signature for detailed information and steps on installing ADE and loading library books.

 

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whiteginger
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Re: library books!

 


janw75 wrote:

Are you actually in Lexington?  Scott, Franklin, and several of the other surrounding counties all offer ebooks. 


Thanks janw75 and Ozman for info about KY counties.  As a KY resident, perhaps I can get a card (for a modest amount) from a county surrounding Fayette, my county of residence.  If not, I may have to give my money to PA!

 

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juneau
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Re: library books!

I love getting library books for my Nook!

 

My local library is part of a statewide network, so I get the benefit of a bigger library. However, they've been very responsive to me. When I asked for books by two different authors, they bought two books by each!

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Tephie
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Re: library books!

I also live outside Lexington, KY.  I live in Mt. Sterling and work in Lexington.  Mt. Sterling doesn't have ebooks either but Clark county does.  Don't know about getting a library card there though.

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seamgreen
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Re: library books!

[ Edited ]

Here's a "How to"... when it comes to loading library books onto your Nook from the computer.

 

Borrowed from http://maryland.lib.overdrive.com/10066A87-F0B5-476E-97E8-85BF9B54C7D3/10/336/en/Help-FAQ-Format410....

 

How do I transfer Adobe eBooks to supported eBook devices?

 

To transfer Adobe eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions…

 

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Select the 'Library View' icon (in the upper left corner).
    The Adobe Digital Editions library is displayed.
  3. Click on the Adobe eBook you want to transfer.
  4. Drag the Adobe eBook to the eBook device [your Nook] icon in the left pane of Adobe Digital Editions.
    The 'Copy Documents' dialog box is displayed and the title is transferred.
    When transfer is complete the 'Copy Documents' dialog box closes. Disconnect the eBook device and enjoy the eBook on-the-go.

Now - the problem I ran into is that I did not see the Nook listed in this "left pane" but this was resolved by....

  • removing the Nook from my PC (undocking it) & closing out of everything, if necessary
  • Attach the Nook to the PC but DO NOT OPEN any related software automatically (no Nook software, no Windows Explorer, etc.)
  • Open Adobe Digital Editions on the PC
  • Now the Nook will show up in that left pane so you can click & drag your library book!

:smileyhappy:

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graycyn
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Re: library books!

I got my Nook last summer, but was thrilled to find out that my local small town library had started with ebook checkouts that same year.

 

I like buying books that I know I will re-read over and over again, but I also like to read out of curiosity, a lot of books that I don't then feel the need to read over and the library is perfect for that. My library is part of a consortium of a number of libraries sharing an Overdrive service, so waits can be a while, but that's OK, it's kind of like Christmas when the notice arrives in my inbox.

 

Actually, my library is hosting an e-reader play day soon, I may go for fun. It'd be nice to see who else in town might have a reader.

Nook WiFi, Sony 950, 2 Sony 350s.
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Aunt_Pie
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Re: library books!

Just successfully downloaded my first library book.  Woohooo!!!!!!!!!!

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Haleakala_LKB
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Re: library books!


Aunt_Pie wrote:

Just successfully downloaded my first library book.  Woohooo!!!!!!!!!!


Happy reading! :smileyhappy:

 

LisaB