Most libraries in Germany are in my opinion joined with Onleihe. They have a website where you can see which library is connected by clicking on a map to select your Bundesland (Hessen, Bayern, etc.)
I can answer in regards to the Los Angeles City public libraries, and I suspect that many libraries in the United States use the same system. They have a dedicated page explaining the e-media options available to their members.
From this page it seems that there are quite a few companies/subcontracters that they use to handle the transfer of ebooks from the ...
No. If your library uses overdrive you can not give them ebooks to be loaned via Overdrive. According to the Overdrive FAQ only titles purchased from overdrive are available for library loans.
Can I add the titles I purchased from another vendor to my OverDrive collection?
Only titles purchased from OverDrive are licensed to be included in your ...
In the UK you can (I suspect it depends on the county/borough) borrow ebooks from your public library.
They use Overdrive as I suspect many others do, so I think only do ePub readers(and only those that understand Adobe DRM), so no Kindles. Overdrive does do Kindles but only in the US.
See the entry page and you can browse without registering for the ...
That's going to vary by the library system. Not all library chains support lending ebooks. My local library system only started that in the last few years. Even with the system that's available, there's only a finite number of titles available, and a limited number of copies per title. My local library also lends out Kobo e-reader devices.
My local library ...
If you own a Kindle e-reader AND if you pay the $79 annual fee for PRIME ("free" shipping) at amazon.com, you can make use of the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. There are currently 476,987 titles in the Lending Library — each month you can check out one of these books. (This is how I read Catching Fire, book 2 of the Hunger Games trilogy, last year.)
If you use the Send to Kindle function, your books may end up stored as Documents. Kindle ownership gives 5 GB Cloud storage, so log into your Cloud Storage first and see how much you are already using (all your Documents back up here). If you want more storage, you have to buy it.
How to do it? I'd use Calibre's own download to disk function to put them on ...
It depends on your locale, as others said. A small library in Armpit, NW may not have that ability. New York Public Library (one of the premier ones) most certainly does:
http://www.nypl.org/ebooks - explains their book sources (including Overdrive - same as London - as well as TumbleBook, 3M Cloud etc..)
The downloadLibrary (powered by Overdrive) allows me to use my local library card (or anyone with a library card to certain Southern Ontario libraries) to access ebooks and put books on hold. Various smart devices and dedicated ereaders are supported.
I live in the USA. Several places I've lived offer free access to ebooks from local libraries. A common way seems to be through using Adobe Digital Editions. This program does the following:
You pair it with your ebook-reading device on your local computer.
The program checks the book out from the library in your name.
The program puts it on your ebook-...
OK, I've solved my own question!
It seems that all three books were free downloads.
So I've downloaded them again to my tablet, at zero cost.
I still think they should have appeared in the library automatically ......
In Calibre, the Add books menu choice has several options. One is:
"Add books from directories, including sub-directories (Multiple books per directory, assumes every ebook file is a different book): Allows you to choose a directory. The directory and all its sub-directories are scanned recursively and any ebooks found are added to the library. calibre ...
You should look at Calibre it does all that you want, and some more. It primarily manages your ebooks, but also allows for downloading over the internet, email dissemination of these books. As well as reading, converting and editing.
I know this is an old question, but since no one else has answered it...
I did a quick Google search for "libraries for non-residents" and found a nice Wikipedia link that lists a number of libraries that you can access even as a non-resident.
The free sites that are mentioned are:
Digital Public Library of America
The Library of Congress
GO back to previous home screen menu following these steps:
Go to home screen and press menu button (It is on top right of screen)
Select device options
Select personalize your kindle
Select advanced options
Turn off home screen view
and hopefully now you are back to your old screen view.
Let me know if it worked.
At this time, I'd say "no". When you read an epub in Calibre's internal reader it sets a bookmark in a file inside the epub, but most readers set that bookmark in a related (usually sqlite) database. And there's no standard for the bookmark format (well, there is, in epub3, but I haven't found anybody using it yet...).
But if you're willing to settle for ...
There aren’t many choices. The most simple is to have a cloud-like space/service or simply a shared intranet directory. The need for controlling readers requires much more and is typically dependent on a special app or DRM. This issue is typically a thing for bigger companies like publishers or libraries (Adobe Content Server, Azardi Online).
If it is ...
Have you tried the Kindle Web Reader? Kindle supports MOBI and you can import personal documents into your Kindle Library via an email address that is attached to your Amazon/Kindle ID.
You can access your Kindle library through a web browser, and if you use Chrome, there is a Chrome App that supports Offline reading. I believe your personal documents will ...
I believe you are wanting to read these Kindle books on your PC, right?
I use the fantastic and free application called Calibre Reader.
You can get it at:
It's very easy to intall and manage. Once you start it you can just tell it where your books are and it will import them all from the disk location.