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  1. Brittany Drehobl
    November 6, 2019 @ 9:46 pm

    As a librarian, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS POST. I am constantly telling EVERYONE I KNOW about library ebooks (and audiobooks! and movie + TV show streaming! and digital magazines! and museum passes! and! and! and!) and people are constantly surprised by something that libraries have been doing for at least a decade, now!
    Did I say thank you? BECAUSE THANK YOU! <3

    • Lauren
      November 7, 2019 @ 10:01 am

      Haha you are SO welcome! I figured I’m not the only one who has thought about it but put off actually doing it. Hopefully people realized how easy it is now and sign up!

  2. Elizabeth
    November 7, 2019 @ 3:13 pm

    I do this all the time! I currently have Us Against You by Frederik Backman and Chance Are…by Richard Russo from the library on my Kindle! This is my favorite hack and am so shocked others don’t know about this. I still do love hard copy books, but this is great to avoid having too many books in my city apartment! I generally only buy books that I know I’ll love/want to reread and/or that I know I will want to loan to family and friends!

    • Lauren
      November 8, 2019 @ 3:04 pm

      Yess that’s how I feel! I only want the physical book if I know it’s an important read – but sometimes I just want to read a book once and then let it go haha I’m telling EVERYONE I know about this now!

  3. Dannie
    November 10, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

    I take every book you read/recommend and immediately put it on my Chicago library holds list hah. While I only discovered the magic of library e-books in April, it’s been an amazing find especially for a traveler like me! Always having the newest books right on my phone (via the Kindle app + the ChiPubLib app for managing holds) is amazing!

  4. Alison
    November 12, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

    This is life-changing! As an avid reader I’ve spend so much money on ebooks. THANK YOU!

    • Lauren
      November 13, 2019 @ 7:59 am

      Yay! I’m so glad this helps!!