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How to Borrow and Read Ebooks From Your Local Library

PC Magazine: “Wish you could borrow ebooks from your local library? A few different apps allow you to do just that, including Libby, Overdrive, and Hoopla. You can buy ebooks from Amazon, Apple, Google, and other digital retailers, but why buy when you can borrow them from your local library? If your library is signed up with Libby, OverDrive, or Hoopla, you can browse, borrow, and read books directly through the app. This option includes audiobooks, magazines, and other digital content. Some apps even let you send ebooks to the Amazon Kindle app, where it’s easier to read. The first thing you’ll need is an account with your public or university library. If you plan to visit the library and borrow books, you need a physical card; if you just want to borrow ebooks, some libraries offer a virtual library card instead. You should also be granted a PIN or username to log into an online account in order to borrow ebooks. If you require a barcode to scan into an app, it should be printed on the library card you receive. If you’re unsure how the enrollment process works or are wondering what services you can use, check out the library’s website, or contact it directly…”

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