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How do I find those 15,000 "free" eBooks that I never have to return?

posted Nov 2, 2010, 10:56 AM by carlsoa@tblc.org   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 6:11 AM ]
This may change, but here is how you do it as of early November, 2010.  Browse to the TBLC Digital Media Catalog at http://digitalbooks.tblc.org.  Look at the left side of the landing page and scroll down until you see the words "Enjoy additional eBooks today!"  Click on the book covers below those words.  That will link you over to the list.  The search is a keyword search and includes author and title words, but does not distinguish between them.  If you use "Melville" as a search term, you will get Moby Dick as well as books about Herman Melville.   Click on "For tips on using these files with Adobe Digital Editions, click here" to get the download instructions.  The short version is that you'll right click and save the file to your PC somewhere, then use the "Add item to library" feature in Adobe Digital Editions to pull the book in.  Neither OverDrive nor the TBLC libraries "own" these books.  They are in the public domain.  (Google that, if you don't know what it means.)  So, once you have one of these on your PC, you can keep it forever.
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