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Subject: ?? About borrowing E-Books from Library
Date Posted: 6/8/2011 3:01 PM ET
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Hi...I have a 2nd generation Kindle. Does anyone know when the Overdrive will be instated at libraries for the Kindle??? Also how does one "borrow" an E-Book from a library?? I hardly use my Kindle at all except for free or on sale books. I am planning on using it a lot more when borrowing becomes availiable thru the library. I am totally clueless on how any of this works. Would greatly appreciate any guidance..Thanks..Kathy

Date Posted: 6/8/2011 3:27 PM ET
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all there saying is later this year. and your library has to be involved with the overdrive network i think.

Date Posted: 6/8/2011 5:30 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 7/18/11 1:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/8/2011 8:23 PM ET
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Most likely you will need to install ADE [Adobe Digital Editions] on you computer then transfer the via the USB cable.  No Date yet!   But if you install the ADE You can read Library eBook on your computer now! 

Date Posted: 6/8/2011 10:08 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 7/18/11 1:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/11/2011 12:34 AM ET
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Just an FYI...

A lot of libraries in California are going to start charging people to use the library if you live out of the area.  For example, the Santa Clara County library system has a great selection and I love using their library.  Since I live in San Benito County, on July 1st if I want to use it, I have to pay $80 a year.

Date Posted: 6/11/2011 9:32 PM ET
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I don't know about the Kindle specific stuff, but I know how ebook borrowing works.  You download the book to your computer from the library and you have access to the file for the amount of time specified.  Once that time is up, the file automatically locks you out, so you don't have to return it.