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Capital District users can check out e-books from the New York Public Library

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E-books are becoming more and more popular with readers. We’ve already discovered that our local Capital District libraries are a great source of free e-books for compatible readers. All it takes is getting a library card to have access to these collections. If the Upper Hudson Library System digital collection is missing a particular title or just not enough for voracious e-book readers, there is another option.

Any property owner within the state of New York, the entire state, can apply for a library card through the New York Public Library. The application is online and takes just minutes to complete. In less than a week a new library card will be mailed to your address. Non-metro residents (those that live outside New York City) can either email a scan of a valid NYS driver’s license or fax a copy of one to the circulation department and complete the application process. Once the library card is validated patrons may access NYPL’s digital collection. Please visit the library’s website for the complete terms and conditions.

Capital District residents who access and enjoy using NYPL’s digital collection, should consider making a donation to the New York Public Library. Libraries are often funded by local tax dollars. Opening up a collection to the entire state of New York is worthy of your support.

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