10/06/2010 09:26 AM
The nook (not the 3 G version) and Kobo cost under $150.00 and both work with OverDrive ebooks which most consortia carry.
They also work with Gutenberg project [free] ebooks.
The Kindle, as others have pointed out, does not work with OverDrive (and Ingram) ebooks and it seems that libraries have to use a workaround
to purchase titles for that device.
Does anyone know if Gutenberg titles are downloable on the Kindle?
I just bought a nook for personal use (and love it!) but would have preferred to have first borrowed different types of devices from a library to try these out at home. It’s great that libraries will allow patrons to borrow devices but please consider these other eReaders in addition to the Kindle.
My two cents.
Member Services Manager
CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing)