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Initial post: 12 Jun 2014 18:41:20 BDT
CallmeAng says:
I've just discovered,much to my delight,that Cheshire libraries are now providing an e-book facility,so now I can listen to audio books and also read e-books provided by our libraries,not both at the same time,obviously.

Posted on 12 Jun 2014 18:48:36 BDT
Hampshire library service is excellent - and the local library team have alays been happy and rather keen to go the extra mile helping logging on, getting software to work and ironing out user errors <blush> It's a great service :)

Posted on 12 Jun 2014 19:06:42 BDT
CallmeAng says:
That's good to know,CW.I've always found the staff at our local libraries very helpful and pleasant also.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2014 21:45:41 BDT
Bookworm58 says:
I've already borrowed a couple of ebooks to read via my tablet. Process is quite easy once you've downloaded Overdrive. Only problem I can forsee going forward is waiting for particular books to become available as the service takes off. However it is a good addition which certainly also avoids having to pay reservation fees for items not available locally. I currently use the audio book facility which is great, but that doesn't have the same limitations on availability.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2014 21:52:18 BDT
@BW: The "overdive" thingy does get a bit of a bother after a time. But I then remember the shelepping to and from the library in the hope of a talking book being available and - to be honest - i now am happy to take pot luck and have found some great stories I would never have searched for.

As @DP said on some other thread - my cup is not full or empty - it's overflowing.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2014 22:18:57 BDT
Bookworm58 says:
We've only got ebooks on Overdrive, our audiobooks come via OneClick. This is a bit of a misnomer as it is from being as easy as OneClick. That said, they are both great additions to the service and I'm not complaining. Reading options have never been better - we are indeed spoilt for choice these days. :-)

Posted on 12 Jun 2014 23:21:52 BDT
CallmeAng says:
I've only just started using overdrive and I did find it a bit of a hassle setting it up but I reckon I've cracked t now.It also says on the Cheshire libraries site that I could use my library card to join other libraries.I'LL don't know if I'll bother doing that though as I'd probably have to live to about 120 to get through all my books,lol

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 06:39:05 BDT
Ashrae says:
They are brilliant I agree. They also get you ebooks if they don't already have them and they are available for them to buy.

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 08:50:03 BDT
Lisa says:
Wondered what ereaders people are using for library books as if I have it right you can't use a kindle. Don't want to use a tablet but I have been thinking of buying another ereader for the library.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 09:41:05 BDT
Ashrae says:
i have a nook which i bought for this reason... i d/l from library to pc, open with adobe digital editions, connect nook to pc and drag and drop to nook - simples :)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 09:52:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jun 2014 09:53:04 BDT
@Lisa: I bought a Nook simple touch (i think that's what it's called) for about £29.99 just to use for library books - it's a lovely little machine.

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 10:53:10 BDT
Bookworm58 says:
You've made my mind now CW and Ashrae re the Nook. The tablet was fine initially as the books I downloaded were for husband and he only reads inside. Though it was a pain when I wanted to use it. Spotted Blackwells selling for £29 so shall tootle off and order one for library books.

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 15:38:01 BDT
CallmeAng says:
My tablet is the versus touchtab 9.It's probably not the best tablet in the world but I'm quite happy with it,the kindle app it came with didn't work but OneClick and Overdrive work fine on it.I also treated myself recently to a Samsung Galaxy Fame (which I was referring to as the Flame) and the kindle app works fine on there so I'm a happy bunny all round :)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 16:42:26 BDT
ChrisJ says:
MANY people have found the Kindle app does not work on the Versus.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 17:09:19 BDT
CallmeAng says:
I know,Chris,there was quite a discussion about it a while ago and one of the members did give a link to an app that did work on the versus.Unfortunately,I made the mistake of updating the app and that stopped it working.Thankfully,I don't need it now.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 18:08:16 BDT
@BW58: I hope you will be as happy with it as I have been. One small tip - when it first arrives it says MUST BE CHARGED TO FULL BEFORE USE. This is a good instruction. It does take about 3 or 4 hours which is purgatory wanting to play with it, but trying to hurry it seems to cause big problems later. So really do suggest putting it on charge then doing something fun in a different room :)

The Nook feels lovely to hold so don't be rushed into buying any cases. It is both touch screen AND has real buttons. The B&N shop is .... a nightmare. Although I really do like my Nook it really is no threat to my Kindle :)

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 19:12:36 BDT
CallmeAng says:
Nothing would be a threat to my kindle CW:)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2014 22:13:47 BDT
Bookworm58 says:
Cheers CW, I shall resist the temptation to play straight away, put it on charge and take my kindles into another room so they don't feel threatened. :-)

Posted on 14 Jun 2014 00:45:44 BDT
Lisa says:
Thanks everyone. I will definitely take a look at the nook. I did not appreciate you could pick them up so cheaply. It would also be great to have a second one for taking on holiday. I am always slightly paranoid my kindle will suddenly have a fault. I usually still stick a paperback in my suitcase just in case.

Posted on 14 Jun 2014 18:24:58 BDT
Thanks for the tip on the Nook for £29. I think that model is being pphased out, as most shops are only selling the glowlight version for £49. I've ordered the simple touch for library borrowing.

Posted on 19 Jun 2014 23:20:32 BDT
I still prefer the Kindle Paperwhite, but the nook is nice.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2014 23:21:40 BDT
@AKC: Agree with you. :)
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