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Local Libraries... Free loans of Books, CDs and DVDs

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This is just a reminder that you can get lots of books to read for free loan by using your local library. It's something i never used until i took the first step to go in and signed a free library ca… Read More
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
This is just a reminder that you can get lots of books to read for free loan by using your local library. It's something i never used until i took the first step to go in and signed a free library card. I can honestly say it's one of the best things i've done, something i'm very grateful for.. My children have definitely benefited from it and got to read countless books that we'd never have read otherwise.

You can also loan music CDs, DVDs and Audio books, plus many offer areas where you get to read the days Newspapers.
Also, there are free courses, children activities, story reading time etc.

Just a reminder as everyone is aware of libraries, just i think they get a bit lost with all the technology and consumer nature of us all.

To find your local library click here... https://www.gov.uk/local-library-services
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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1 Like #2
I put this in 'Freebies' section but its now in Misc not sure if i did something wrong? Or i guess its been moved. Not to worry :)
2 Likes #3
I sometimes go to my local to read newspapers while Mrs does shopping in town.
1 Like #4
I use the free WiFi
3 Likes #5
Great, now the librarys are gonna get fleeced by the 0.01p bandits. oO
3 Likes #6
Mines also gives free poop scoops and poo bags to dog owners :)
4 Likes #7
I am a regular at all our local libraries.
The library is like my second home. Everyone in my family has the reading bug.
Give my 15 month old a choice between a toy and a book. The book wins every time :)
#8
Our library is brilliant, we should really be using these facilities more.

Its cheaper than buying books, CDs and DVDs on amazon. And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.
1 Like #9
staceybaby
Mines also gives free poop scoops and poo bags to dog owners :)
That's a really good idea! I might look see if ours do that :)
1 Like #10
skintgirl6
staceybaby
Mines also gives free poop scoops and poo bags to dog owners :)
That's a really good idea! I might look see if ours do that :)

It's done through the council. :)

I appreciate ur post skintgirl. It's a nice reminder for us all :)
1 Like #11
daturastorm
Our library is brilliant, we should really be using these facilities more.

Its cheaper than buying books, CDs and DVDs on amazon. And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.
speedy2014
I am a regular at all our local libraries.
The library is like my second home. Everyone in my family has the reading bug.
Give my 15 month old a choice between a toy and a book. The book wins every time :)

It's so true, you don't actually realise what you're missing until you do start using it, i was surprised that they loan out music CDs and DVDs, just assume they are books but they do so much more now :)
#12
Making me smile though, it's been moved 4 times from Freebies to Misc, then back into Freebies, back into Misc etc. I hope it isn't me that is doing something wrong!
1 Like #13
skintgirl6
Making me smile though, it's been moved 4 times from Freebies to Misc, then back into Freebies, back into Misc etc. I hope it isn't me that is doing something wrong!


You won't be doing anything wrong
Don't worry either way......you've had positive replies :)
#14
One added bonus of using your library card here in Tower Hamlets.

Use the card (One Stop) to pay just £1 entry to the Tower of London.

Now that's a bargain.
1 Like #15
daturastorm
...And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.

Good luck defending that case in court.
1 Like #16
transit
Great, now the librarys are gonna get fleeced by the 0.01p bandits. oO

^ where? ;)
[HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #17
daturastorm
And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.

I will bite because I have to ask, Do you actually believe that you are 'allowed' to do that?
2 Likes #18
BuzzDuraband
daturastorm
And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.

I will bite because I have to ask, Do you actually believe that you are 'allowed' to do that?

There is a service through the library called Freegal that allows you 3 hours of streaming a week and more importantly five free music downloads (MP3s). Music selection isn't bad either!
[HUKD Deal Editor]#19
gerrymig
BuzzDuraband
daturastorm
And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.

I will bite because I have to ask, Do you actually believe that you are 'allowed' to do that?

There is a service through the library called Freegal that allows you 3 hours of streaming a week and more importantly five free music downloads (MP3s). Music selection isn't bad either!

That's actually a nice little service, Just had a quick Google.......

How Freegal Music Works:
Library users have a weekly download limit, and may have a streaming limit as well. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips.
The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM, and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play
Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
The search engine is both a simple and advanced search, and will return results primarily by the album that the song is from.


Taken from freegalmusic.com

However Gerry, I'm 99% sure that doesnt allow a library user to take one of the CDs home and rip it to their iTunes library (_;)
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BuzzDuraband
...However Gerry, I'm 99% sure that doesnt allow a library user to take one of the CDs home and rip it to their iTunes library (_;)

I will make up the additional 1% to confirm that your understanding is 100% correct.
1 Like #21
BuzzDuraband
gerrymig
BuzzDuraband
daturastorm
And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.

I will bite because I have to ask, Do you actually believe that you are 'allowed' to do that?

There is a service through the library called Freegal that allows you 3 hours of streaming a week and more importantly five free music downloads (MP3s). Music selection isn't bad either!

That's actually a nice little service, Just had a quick Google.......

How Freegal Music Works:
Library users have a weekly download limit, and may have a streaming limit as well. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. You must be logged in to enjoy the sample clips.
The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM, and videos are in the MP4 format with no DRM. This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play
Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
The search engine is both a simple and advanced search, and will return results primarily by the album that the song is from.


Taken from freegalmusic.com

However Gerry, I'm 99% sure that doesnt allow a library user to take one of the CDs home and rip it to their iTunes library (_;)

Absolutely not!
#22
you can borrow ebooks and eaudiobooks in Leeds through the library
1 Like #23
I used to love my local library and grew up visiting it nearly every week. It's a really old building and had old fashioned wooden bookcases reaching right up to the ceiling absolutely crammed with books on everything imaginable, then they modernised it and 90% of all the lovely old books disappeared, now all they seem to have is the latest Jordan or Kerry Katona books! Total waste of time.
#24
BuzzDuraband
daturastorm
And if you borrow CDs you are allowed to burn them into your itunes library.

I will bite because I have to ask, Do you actually believe that you are 'allowed' to do that?

Yes because I did specifically ask the library who confirmed that to put it on itunes for personal use is allowed its distributing it for money thats not.

And whilst I haven't actually looked into it, just took them at their word, that is what the library told me.


Edited By: daturastorm on Dec 13, 2014 16:58
1 Like #25
daturastorm
Yes because I did specifically ask the library who confirmed that to put it on itunes for personal use is allowed its distributing it for money thats not.

And whilst I haven't actually looked into it, just took them at their word, that is what the library told me.

I wonder if that library has a Law section.
1 Like #26
I will ask them again because it would be bad if they are telling people they are allowed to do it if it is illegal. I've never borrwed CDs but I did specifically ask that question when I joined.
#27
I am not a fan of reading but I take my kids 2 or 3 times a week as they love reading :)
#28
Thank you for reminding me another task for the Christmas holidays.
#29
Love our local library.. Was in there the other day when my printer died.. Scoured the net for an hour looking for 'Internet cafes' in the area and then it clicked- the library has computers and printers!

The council have totally refurbished it. Can spend hours with a good book in there.
#30
speedy2014
I am a regular at all our local libraries.
The library is like my second home. Everyone in my family has the reading bug.
Give my 15 month old a choice between a toy and a book. The book wins every time :)

I have a little one like that too....great isn't it?! :)
#31
Polar1
I used to love my local library and grew up visiting it nearly every week. It's a really old building and had old fashioned wooden bookcases reaching right up to the ceiling absolutely crammed with books on everything imaginable, then they modernised it and 90% of all the lovely old books disappeared, now all they seem to have is the latest Jordan or Kerry Katona books! Total waste of time.
Similar story here spent over a million on the 'improvement'
if they don't have what you want you can send off for it for a small fee(sorry don't know what it is
Buy a lot of second hand books for someone wish I could persuade them to use theirs
1 Like #32
Since 1st April 2014: 203 static libraries have been put under threat of closure/passing to volunteers.

8 mobile libraries under threat.

1 new library opened.

3 refurbishments over £50k,

10 libraries (2 static and 8 mobile) libraries closed,

9 libraries passed to volunteers.

1 entirely new volunteer-run library.

Please note that the number under threat does not normally correspond with the number eventually closed.

There are currently 4145 libraries in the UK. There were 4482 in 2009/10 and 4622 in 2003/4.


http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com

http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/closures-map




Edited By: seb on Dec 15, 2014 14:16
1 Like #33
The great British library betrayal: Closures have brought national network to brink of ‘absolute disaster’, reveals official inquiry...

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/the-great-british-library-betrayal-closures-have-brought-national-network-to-brink-of-absolute-disaster-reveals-official-inquiry-9931965.html

Edited By: seb on Dec 18, 2014 11:05
1 Like #34
skintgirl6
Will get bairns to bed then I'll be by myself, cup of tea and Jools Holland :)
Enjoy it with your friend :-)
Happy New Year everyone x
story of my life haha. have a good one everyone ! :) x

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