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Subject: Singapore Online Library
Date Posted: 12/25/2011 12:33 PM ET
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I found a link to this library on the mobilereads wiki - anybody use it?  Have you experienced any problems with it?  

Just a quick glance around the site shows over 30,000 books.  Yikes!

I use Free Library of Philadelphia and find it easy and enjoyable to use, but still...30,000 books .... Sigh.... surprise

Date Posted: 12/25/2011 1:08 PM ET
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Post the link, would you? I'd like to check it out.

Date Posted: 12/25/2011 2:26 PM ET
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http://singapore.lib.overdrive.com/6B4703CF-2EC5-4F60-8C8C-AA84A4BB290C/10/382/en/Default.htm

Let me know what you think of it

Merry Christmas and happy ereading, everyone!

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 10:00 AM ET
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I looked at it and when I went to the page to sign up for a card for the digital catalog, as a non-resident foreigner, it wanted my passport # and the page doesn't look encrypted.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 10:12 AM ET
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Yeah, I was afraid it was too good to be true, just hoping someone had already tried it with good results.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 2:40 PM ET
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I haven't tried it myself, but I did read somewhere that even though it asks for your passport #, you can enter any number (not sure if it has to be a certain # of digits or not) and it'll accept that.  I certainly wouldn't put my real info in!

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 2:48 PM ET
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Someon mentioned it Here.

 

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 4:39 PM ET
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The people at mobilereads recommend you make up a passport number, but be sure to write it down for future logins.  I would have to do that anyway, since my passport expired years ago.  Will prowl around the forum at mobilereads a litle more and try to decide whether to try it or not.  Thanks for the link Cindy!

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 5:10 PM ET
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Thanks for the link Cindy!

You're welcome. It can be a little hard to search for topics, but people there know just about everything about ereaders and ebooks there is.

Sometimes they even agree on things! wink

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 6:15 PM ET
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It's tempting, because you figure, it's free if you are a foreigner living there and all I have to do is type in a number similar to a passport number...

But, this is the country that caned an American and puts people in jail for dropping chewing gum, and the internet leaves trails of your IP. As tempting as it is, I'm going to pass. I would hate to be changing planes in Singapore 10 years from now and get hauled off for theft.

Date Posted: 12/26/2011 7:13 PM ET
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Yeah, I'm going to stick with FLP.  I was happy to be able to pay to use their service and consider it well worth it.

Date Posted: 12/27/2011 8:49 PM ET
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The Brooklyn library has about 13,000 ebooks and is $50/year for out of state.