Hey, check out the e-books at the St....

Hey, check out the e-books at the St. Paul Public Library

There are 21 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 19, 2011, titled Hey, check out the e-books at the St. Paul Public Library. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The St. Paul Public Library has taken another big step into the digital age. The library system on Tuesday unveiled an e-book lending system that allows patrons to load electronic titles on a wide variety of devices, from PCs and Macs to tablet computers and e-book readers.

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st paul

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 20, 2011
My mother had one of these. The thing had issues.

Nothing beats an iPad.
Jeff

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 20, 2011
While Overdrive is available to use on Nook, Nook Color, Sony Reader, Kobo and a few other ereaders, it isn't available for Kindle.

Kindle is locked into Amazon's book store unless you want to basically hack it.
AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#3 Apr 20, 2011
Hey, check out the public libraries crapping taxpayer dollars down the toilet.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#5 Apr 20, 2011
st paul wrote:
My mother had one of these. The thing had issues.
Nothing beats an iPad.
Ipads are more expensive, and you need to buy the apps separately. If all you want to do with it is read books, a dedicated reader is a better option.
Barry Soetoro

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 20, 2011
It's time to shut these things down. The only reason they are open is to buy DFL votes in this town.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#7 Apr 20, 2011
I wonder if Jesse Jackson Jr will come to town to protest the St. Paul Public Libraries?
My Suggestion

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Apr 20, 2011
In the digital age a LOT of what libraries do is obsolete. What they need to do is can a lot of the middle aged broads who work in libraries and clearly are not into their jobs and know nothing of new technology.
Tennessee Tuxedo

Boise, ID

#9 Apr 20, 2011
ROFLMAO!

Time Limits on E Books!

Find whatever you want at a torrent download site.

Library Buildings need to become things of the past.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#10 Apr 20, 2011
Barry Soetoro wrote:
It's time to shut these things down. The only reason they are open is to buy DFL votes in this town.
It's time to post on something without reflecting a political obsession. Grow up.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#11 Apr 20, 2011
Tennessee Tuxedo wrote:
ROFLMAO!
Time Limits on E Books!
Find whatever you want at a torrent download site.
Library Buildings need to become things of the past.
Spoken like a "man" who seldom ventures out of his mom's basement.

Torrent downloads often involve copyright infringement. I'm also less than enamored with some of the types hosting them (what's going to find its way onto my computer because I'm too cheap to pay for a book?).
Just Sayin

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 20, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
I wonder if Jesse Jackson Jr will come to town to protest the St. Paul Public Libraries?
Junior only complains about evil profit minded corporations (who employ thousands of people). He would never complain about a government service that employs a few dozen union members at taxpayer waste, err, i mean, expense.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#13 Apr 20, 2011
Just Sayin wrote:
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Junior only complains about evil profit minded corporations (who employ thousands of people). He would never complain about a government service that employs a few dozen union members at taxpayer waste, err, i mean, expense.
Oh, yeah. Good point.
Barry Soetoro

Hopkins, MN

#14 Apr 20, 2011
Civitas wrote:
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It's time to post on something without reflecting a political obsession. Grow up.
I guess I hit a sore spot with Lee Harvey.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#15 Apr 20, 2011
Barry Soetoro wrote:
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I guess I hit a sore spot with Lee Harvey.
I guess you're just another loser who gets what few thrills he has by picking internet fights. Or perhaps a discussion of libraries frightened you? After all, they have BOOKS in there! Some of them don't have pictures!!! They have WORDS that you have to READ!!!

Why don't you just stay in your trailer, listening to talk radio and fulminating about how the libruls have ruined your life? There wasn't much there to ruin in the first place, so you don't need to wonder why anyone would care about such a pathetic little lowlife.
Tennessee Tuxedo

Boise, ID

#16 Apr 20, 2011
Civitas wrote:
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Spoken like a "man" who seldom ventures out of his mom's basement.
Torrent downloads often involve copyright infringement. I'm also less than enamored with some of the types hosting them (what's going to find its way onto my computer because I'm too cheap to pay for a book?).
Ahhhh!

So you don't go to the library any way!

But you are correct. If you don't have the smarts t protect your computer, then you shouldn't be downloading.........anything.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#17 Apr 20, 2011
Tennessee Tuxedo wrote:
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Ahhhh!
So you don't go to the library any way!
But you are correct. If you don't have the smarts t protect your computer, then you shouldn't be downloading.........anything.
Umm ... yes, I go to the library frequently. What's your point?

Anti-virus software only goes so far. I regard not downloading from sites I don't trust as "protecting my computer" as being just as important as anything I can buy from Symantec. I've looked at some sites that offered Torrent downloads and decided that I wouldn't trust those people with a burned-out match. They are willing to flout the copyright laws, so why would they hesitate at putting who-knows-what on someone else's computer?
Tennessee Tuxedo

Boise, ID

#18 Apr 20, 2011
Civitas wrote:
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Umm ... yes, I go to the library frequently. What's your point?
Anti-virus software only goes so far. I regard not downloading from sites I don't trust as "protecting my computer" as being just as important as anything I can buy from Symantec. I've looked at some sites that offered Torrent downloads and decided that I wouldn't trust those people with a burned-out match. They are willing to flout the copyright laws, so why would they hesitate at putting who-knows-what on someone else's computer?
If you're technically infantile and happy in that mode, then more power to you.

The middle men need to make a living off of someone.

Personally I would rather use torrent downloads to pay the artist/author directly. Without printing costs Publishers are merely another form of leech.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#19 Apr 20, 2011
Tennessee Tuxedo wrote:
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If you're technically infantile and happy in that mode, then more power to you.
The middle men need to make a living off of someone.
Personally I would rather use torrent downloads to pay the artist/author directly. Without printing costs Publishers are merely another form of leech.
If you can get something directly from the author/artist, I see nothing wrong with that. My almost-venture into torrent downloading was when I was trying to save money buying some recorded books. I could get them for free, but they would have been bootleg copies and I prefer not to mess with that crowd.
Marilyn McReynolds

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Apr 20, 2011
Your article says that a St Paul Library ebook downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions can be transferred to an Amazon Kindle. The St Paul Library website says NO, it cannot be transferred to a Kindle.

I'm curious about authenticating the information given in this article... was it? If so, exactly how did you transfer a library book to a Kindle?

I have downloaded an ebook to Adobe Digital Edition, and using the Overdrive Media Console I am unable to transfer anything to my Kindle. In fact, it doesn't even recognize that the Kindle is connected to the computer.
Deng

Zhenjiang, China

#21 Apr 20, 2011
ANYTHING THERE THAT SHOWS HOW TO GET RID OF THE CURRENT USA-STYLE GOVERNMENT THAT WAXES THE CORPORATIONS AND THE MILITARY-COMPLEX AND DEMEANS THE INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS?

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