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Old 10-23-2019, 11:21 PM
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My local public library is in the process of ditching Overdrive (phased out at the end of November) and has switched to cloudLibrary for its EBooks and EAudiobooks.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:23 AM
 
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My local public library is in the process of ditching Overdrive (phased out at the end of November) and has switched to cloudLibrary for its EBooks and EAudiobooks.
I wonder if that'll be the case with all libraries. I'm not a fan of change.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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I wonder if that'll be the case with all libraries. I'm not a fan of change.
LOL. Me either... if it ain't broke don't fix it.


Our HI library went to Libby (but I think still use overdrive), the AF, Army and Navy use Overdrive.
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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Ha ha I am still way confused. I was elated when someone explained that if you get the ebook and then switch to airplane mode, at least the book will stay until you finish it and then can switch back. From what was explained, you are not really hogging it- it remains available for the next person. I hope I got that correct. That's about all I understand.
My current library system only allows for 14 days. Our old one (which I can still borrow ebooks from allows for 21 days which is what I am used to).
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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Ha ha I am still way confused. I was elated when someone explained that if you get the ebook and then switch to airplane mode, at least the book will stay until you finish it and then can switch back. From what was explained, you are not really hogging it- it remains available for the next person. I hope I got that correct. That's about all I understand.
My current library system only allows for 14 days. Our old one (which I can still borrow ebooks from allows for 21 days which is what I am used to).
My books now self destruct even if I am on Airplane mode.

There is a place in settings where you can choose how many days your loan is on Overdrive. My military books were 9 days. I mentioned to the librarian and she change the loan period on my phone.

But I can't remember where.
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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As far as branches and sharing within statewide systems, it just depends what your particular library does. If your library is a large one, it may not need to belong to a group (San Francisco.) Or, if your library is smaller, they may be part of a system of libraries where ebooks are pooled (I know some states do this--where the entire state belongs to a statewide system.) Also, there are some libraries where for a yearly fee, you can pay to have a library card even if you are not in their tax zone. For in-state residents, that fee may be waived. This is something to check out, especially if you live in a small town where your ebook selection may be limited.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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My local public library is in the process of ditching Overdrive (phased out at the end of November) and has switched to cloudLibrary for its EBooks and EAudiobooks.
That actually stinks if you use kindle because only overdrive can download to your kindle. I think they may find they get a lot of complaints. I hate reading on a tablet.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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LOL. Me either... if it ain't broke don't fix it.


Our HI library went to Libby (but I think still use overdrive), the AF, Army and Navy use Overdrive.
Libby is overdrive. It is there app for getting the books.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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My books now self destruct even if I am on Airplane mode.

There is a place in settings where you can choose how many days your loan is on Overdrive. My military books were 9 days. I mentioned to the librarian and she change the loan period on my phone.

But I can't remember where.
The airplane mode only works if your device only uses WiFi. If it is a phone tablet or kindle or nook that has 3g or 4g it won’t keep the book. If it is a book that isn’t on hold you can often extend the time or reborrow. I don’t know a way of choosing your load length. Mine is always two weeks.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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Libby is overdrive. It is there app for getting the books.
Huh. I have Libby and Overdrive apps on my phone. They may be the same but the military librarian told me their's only works on the Overdrive app (the one that says overdrive) and not Libby.
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