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message 1: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Have you guys seen this?!!

https://gauteng.overdrive.com/

I havn't had a library card in years, now I'm going to go get one :)


message 2: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Oh my word!! That is amazing!

I wonder if they have something similar for Cape Town/Western Cape.

How did you find out, Lu?


message 3: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Monique posted about it on Facebook, I then shared it on the group's facebook page, and today I went and got my library card lol

Now I have to wait a few days until I am on the system and then I can get books :D

I wonder... let's see if we can find something.


message 4: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Enjoy!

I saw a few titles that I would like to read already.


message 5: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
I can't seem to find any in Cpt.

If you know anyone in Gauteng, ask them if you can use their card number :P

Wait arn't you in the east rand?


message 6: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
I was. I've been living in Cape Town for 5 years now.

I think my parents might still have my Benoni library card.... that would be awesome!


message 7: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Ah yes!

Yea that would be perfect :D


message 8: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
I actually told Monique about the whole Gauteng Overdrive thing. Sadly it's only in Gauteng and none of the other provinces have it as far as I can find out. The selection is currently pretty minimal, but apparently you can request books to be added and depending on the demand they might add it.

Wish the Western Cape had something similar.


message 9: by Crusader (last edited Jul 04, 2018 08:31AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Updated:

I was lying. After some more sleuthing it seems the Free State also had one Free State Overdrive. If I'm not mistaken they might have had theirs before Gauteng.

And for those interested here's the original link where I found out about the Gauteng one - link


message 10: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Thanks so much!


message 11: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2424 comments Mod
Brilliant! I have 3 library cards - two belong to my daughters. Will save me a fortune in ebooks.


message 12: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
I'm really interested in how the experience is. Let me know how you guys find it.


message 13: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Nice Carolien!

Crusader I had a look last night at the selection available and I am super impressed! Now just waiting for my card to activate :D


message 15: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Lu (Sugar & Snark) wrote: "Nice Carolien!

Crusader I had a look last night at the selection available and I am super impressed! Now just waiting for my card to activate :D"


Yeah, I browsed a bit and the audiobook section seems very good. SFF ebooks are minimal, but still an okay selection. [Not that I can use it either way]


message 16: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2424 comments Mod
Lu (Sugar & Snark) wrote: "On another note, will those who can, please go recommend:

https://gauteng.overdrive.com/media/3...
https://gauteng.overdrive.com/media/3...
https://gauteng.overdrive.com/media/7..."


You're also a fan of Romy Sommer, Lu. She has a new book out - Last of the Summer Vines. Looks like the thing to read in the middle of our winter.


message 17: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
Port Elizabeth libraries have had an online version for a few years. I randomly find things I want in there.


message 18: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Ooooh thanks Carolien! I'll recommend it when I get access :)
https://gauteng.overdrive.com/media/3...

That sucks Varla!


message 19: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2424 comments Mod
My mother has a Kobo, would she be able to read these books on it?


message 20: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Does it have android capabilities?


message 21: by Crusader (last edited Jul 08, 2018 10:20PM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Carolien wrote: "My mother has a Kobo, would she be able to read these books on it?"

Yes. You'll have to activate the Kobo via Adobe Digital Editions, download the ebook on PC and transfer it to Kobo. The help section has a section on how to do it on Kobo readers


message 22: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2424 comments Mod
I'll try it and see if it works. Thanks for the directions, Crusader.


message 23: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Can you log into the system online Carolien? I am still waiting for my card to be activated :(


message 24: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2424 comments Mod
I went to see the library this morning, because I couldn't log on. They suspect my card details hasn't been updated with the province, I'll keep you updated


message 25: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
I got activated ! As well as Monique :D


message 26: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Lu (Sugar & Snark) wrote: "I got activated ! As well as Monique :D"

Woohoo! What are you going to read first?


message 27: by Lu (last edited Jul 25, 2018 12:39AM) (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman !


message 28: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Nice, I'm busy reading that now.


message 29: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Great! We can discuss when we are done :D


message 30: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
I am soooooooo excited! About 50+ books that I recommended to the library was bought yesterday!!


message 31: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Lu (Sugar & Snark) wrote: "I am soooooooo excited! About 50+ books that I recommended to the library was bought yesterday!!"

That's so great and so exciting!

Now you need to read them all ;)


message 32: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
OMG I know! And because the I recommended them they are all under my 'holds'. So removing them now lol


message 33: by Wayne (new)

Wayne Jordaan | 825 comments Mod
Nearly three years later and the Western Cape Library Services is in the house. Got a very nice surprise today when I was informed that we now have an online app: https://libbyapp.com/library/westernc.... Yippee


message 34: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12664 comments Mod
Whoohoo that is awesome!


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