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Kat (polbio) -
Subject: Borrowing Ebooks from the Library
Date Posted: 11/16/2011 4:59 PM ET
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I asked this in another forum and they sent me to this one. I didnt realise we had an ebook forum. (tells you how much i pay attention. lol)

My DH thinking he was doing something wonderful, bought me a Nook for my birthday. I REALLY dont care to read ebooks, but in reading the manual i found i supposedly can "loan" ebooks from the library. Has anyone done this? Do i have to go to the library, or should i be able to download the book over the internet?

I have it all hooked up with our Wifi but when i go to the library site and try and get the book nothing happens, and it moves SO SLOWWWWW!!.

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 5:07 PM ET
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Well you Do need to Join a library!  In other words Get a Library Card LOL  Got 1....  Then download Adobe Digital Edition to your computer!  Once done hook the Nook to computer Once ADE reconisse it click on book & Drag to Nook at the bottom left let go!  withing seconds your library ebook will load!!  Now disconnect nook!  Open Nook & look under your Documents..... START Reading!!   ENJOY!!  BTW you can also download the MP3 Audiobooks from your library too!!!!  Happy listening!

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 11/16/2011 6:02 PM ET
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Hi Barbara,

Haha, yes i have a library card. I was trying to get the book using the Nook and didnt realize i had to first get it on the computer than drag it over. Thank you for the information. I will give it a try.

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 6:36 PM ET
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Welcome to the dark side.

This link will take you to a thread we have that will walk you through checking out books from the library and getting them onto your Nook. I have a Nook also and I pretty much only read stuff from the library and then the cheapies/free ones I find that I like. Glad to have you here!

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Everything-Know-About-Borrowing-Ebooks/topic/246570/ 

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 9:34 PM ET
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You live in PA ...  Check into Philly Free Library....Perhaps to YOU it would be Free to join!  Other members here have joined they seem to love the High Selection of books!  Course they are Out of State & have to pay $35 yr  UGH 

Date Posted: 11/16/2011 10:41 PM ET
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If you use it a lot, $35 is still LOTS cheaper than buying books that you may not want to keep AND it helps Philadelphia Free LIbrary buy MORE books for you to borrow!

Date Posted: 11/17/2011 10:09 AM ET
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If your local library has ebooks, you can normally go to their website and there will be a specific section for it.  You load the books to your PC and then to your EReader.

Borrowing e-books from the library is great for me.  There tends to not be as long of line for the e-copies as there are for the hardcopies at my library.

You can also get loads of free ebooks from http://www.gutenberg.org/ .  They are all books that are out of copyright, so it's all completely legal. 

Date Posted: 11/17/2011 10:34 AM ET
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Oh yes, I am in PA and I am a member of the FLP. They have a great selection of books for not just the Kindle, but for readers that can use Adobe epub and Adobe PDF, and also they have what's called Open ebub and Open PDF books that can be read on a computer or converted (if necessary) to read on any ereader. I love it!

Date Posted: 11/18/2011 12:21 AM ET
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You have to make sure that your eReader, your adobe account AND your library card all use the same email address.
Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 11/19/2011 8:18 AM ET
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THank you everyone for the tips. I will check out the Philadelphia Free Library. I downloaded ADE and was able to transfer one book from my library to the Nook, but another one of hte books wouldnt let me transfer it. It downloaded into ADE but not to the Nook.

Thanks Again.

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 8:26 AM ET
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Sometimes you have to open ADE, then hook up your Nook. You'll get a little pop-up window at the bottom saying something like Auto Play and it will show several kinds of media. Just click and close that and then drag and drop the book you want from the main shelf to the Nook and it should load fine. Little quirk there for you. Wouldn't be any fun without them LOL

Date Posted: 11/20/2011 2:39 PM ET
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I have to say it, ADE is the worst program with sucky help pages.  Calibre is so easy and clean,  ADE is so glitchy.  As if they focus only on the big commercial side of the business.  Oh wait, they do that.

Subject: Free Library of Philadelphia
Date Posted: 12/4/2011 6:10 PM ET
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Hi,  I'm late to thid discussion...The Free Library of Philadelphia is wonderful for borrowing e-books.  I've been doing it for a year and there is a great selection.  I've moved to Florida and can still borrow books.  Try freelibrary.org    good luck!

 

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 11:47 AM ET
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can anyone tell me are the book text-to-speech enable. THANKS.

Date Posted: 12/6/2011 3:33 PM ET
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There are also audio books. My library has a section of audio books, and a different section for eBooks.