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Subject: Missouri Libraries 2 Go
Date Posted: 7/12/2012 3:51 PM ET
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I just discovered that my local library has joined the Missouri digital network.  Here are the features they are claiming:

 

  • Download Audiobooks and eBooks, anytime, anywhere

  • Best Sellers and Classics Available

  • Available 24/7 from our website

  • Automatic return: No late fees!

  • All you need is an Internet connection and a library card

  • I haven't tried it out yet, I probably need to renew my library card.  I'll head to the library with my Nook tomorrow and check it out.  I'll let you all know how this works.  Here is a link to the Missouri libraries that are connected so far:  http://www.molib2go.org/CFC78672-D30B-4D6F-98D0-4D2B7C4ADD40/10/681/en/Libraries.htm

  • Has anyone had any experiences good or bad with this service?

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Date Posted: 7/12/2012 5:20 PM ET
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This looks to be an overdrive system. You need to download and register Adobe Digital Reader to use this with your Nook. My overdrive system requires me to download to my computer, then side load onto my Nook. I cannot load directly to my Nook.
Date Posted: 7/12/2012 6:33 PM ET
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Love all my Overdrive libraries! Have fun!

Date Posted: 7/12/2012 7:45 PM ET
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So far I've seen the same as EmilyKat- you need to side load the ebooks onto the Nook, so you'll need to be AT HOME to do this and download ADR onto your computer.  I find it much more easier to read on my smart phone via the overdrive app.

Date Posted: 7/13/2012 12:54 PM ET
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Overdrive is also the service my libraries use and it works very well. I get around 75% of my books (ebooks & audio) from them. But then, I belong to really big library systems (each one among the biggest in the US) and they've dedicated a good chunk of their budget to ebooks/audios.

Just so you're aware though, one of the issues with borrowing ebooks from the library is that sometimes the wait is long (I checked the link you provided and I saw popular books with lines of 10-20 people). This may not seem long but if there's only one copy of the book and each person gets to keep the book for 2-3 weeks, then you may have a long wait in your hand.

Don't let the discourage you though. I also check the available books and they had around 1000 in ePUB that were available. This is for all genres though so depending on what you read you may find lots of interesting books or not.