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Reader Tip: Snag eBooks for FREE from Your Library with Overdrive

Are you gifting a loved one a Kindle or eReader or are you hoping to receive a Kindle or eReader for Christmas!? If so, check out the email from reader, Ginger, which contains some great tips on how to go about snagging eBooks for FREE…

I don’t know if you’ve ever posted this but many libraries across America are now using Overdrive to offer their patrons free ebooks. After downloading the necessary programs (for free) onto your computer and your devices (iPod/iPhone, Android, Kindle, Nook, etc.), you simply check the books out from your library. It’s awesome. A great feature is that they automatically revert back to the library at the end of the lending period, so you don’t have to ever worry about overdue fines!

I don’t buy books for my e-reader anymore. I get them from my library. My county is new to this so they are building their database. But we even bought a fee card (good for every member in my family) from the larger county next to ours because they have a much larger database of books than my county currently has. I used to spend an average of $8-10 for a book on my Nook, but now–ZERO. I can also get free audiobooks to listen to as well, which I like to do on my phone as I’m walking.

I thought with many people perhaps giving or getting e-readers or new phones for Christmas, this might be worth mentioning.

So how about you?! Do you have any other suggestions for how to snag free or cheap eBooks?!