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Old 11-18-2009, 01:51 PM   #11
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Ones that have money, at least. My local library is basically a bunch of discarded romance novels and old college textbooks.
If you have a local college or university, ask about a guest library card. Many of them will loan books to non-students at shorter checkout intervals and higher fines. Plus, they will be members of larger interlibrary loan networks, including pdf availability of journal articles.

I think I am a library nerd. I have always gravitated to libraries more than anything else in school.


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Old 11-18-2009, 01:54 PM   #12
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...at the local library. I've been utilizing my local library's interlibrary loan request system. If they can't find the book you request, they always seem to buy it for their shelves. I think a lot of libraries operate the same way.

Try it out - it usually doesn't even take very long.
Out of curiosity... what books were you able to find? You should start a list.


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Old 11-18-2009, 02:02 PM   #13
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I did the same. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/short-cash-want-more-brew-knowledge-public-library-rescue-111818/

Here is what I have access to, that I have asked for so far at least.

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1. Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels.
2. New Brewing Lager Beer by Greg Noonan.
3. The Brewer's Companion by Randy Mosher.
4. Principles of Brewing Science - 2nd Ed. by George Fix.
5. A Textbook of Brewing, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Jean De Clerck, translated by Kathleen Barton-Wright.
6. Wild Brews by Jeff Sparrow.
7. Farmhouse Ales: Culture and Craftsmanship in the European Tradition by Phil Markowski.
8. Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher.
9. Extreme Brewing by Sam Calagione.
10. Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer.
11. How To Brew by John Palmer.
12. Brew Like a Monk by Stan Hieronymus.
13. Classic Beer Styles Series published by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA).
a. Vienna/Oktoberfest/Marzen
b. Porter by Terry Foster
c. Belgian Ale
d. German Wheat Beer by Eric Warner
e. Scotch Ale by Greg Noonan
f. Bock by Darryl Richman
g. Stout Book by Michael J. Lewis
h. Barley Wine Book
i. Alt Book
j. Kolsch Book by Eric Warner
k. Brown Ale by Ray Daniels and Jim Parker
l. Pale Ale Revised Edition by Terry Foster
m. Bavarian Helles Book by Horst Dornbusch
n. Smoked Beers Book by Ray Daniels and Geoff Larson
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:12 PM   #14
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This is interesting. I did a search on B&N for ebooks and got the following return:

Brewing and liquor interests and German progaganda: Hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on the judiciary. United States Senate, Sixty-fifth Congress, second and third sessions, pursuant to S. res. 307. a resolution authorizing and directi

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #15
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This is what is great about being a student at a large university. Almost any book in the world is at my fingertips or is just overnight to a couple days wait for a request.

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Libraries: Retirement villages for books and movies

Checkout OverDrive: http://www.overdrive.com/

If your library is not a part of OverDrive you can request it. This is an E-book reposistory. The Lubbock Library system is on OverDrive and I can download movies(PC and handheld), books, audiobooks, etc.
Has OverDrive changed the way they handle audiobooks yet? I tried a few from my local library, but it was a huge PITA. See, I want audiobooks I can listen to in one of two ways: In the car, or on my ipod.

The last time I tried to use Overdrive for an audiobook, the only player it would work with was Windows Media player. To listen to the book in my car, I had to use my laptop and some shady software to strip the DRM, so I could turn the protected format into something I could load onto my ipod and plug into the car stereo.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Force me to pirate an audiobook just so I could listen to it on the single most popular portable media player in the world? Stupid.

I'm about to take the plunge on a nook from Barnes and Noble. Here's hoping that libraries and publishers can figure out something workable. If not, the publishers and libraries who won't move out of the 20th century are going to end up as buggy whip salesmen.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #17
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Has OverDrive changed the way they handle audiobooks yet? I tried a few from my local library, but it was a huge PITA. See, I want audiobooks I can listen to in one of two ways: In the car, or on my ipod.

The last time I tried to use Overdrive for an audiobook, the only player it would work with was Windows Media player. To listen to the book in my car, I had to use my laptop and some shady software to strip the DRM, so I could turn the protected format into something I could load onto my ipod and plug into the car stereo.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Force me to pirate an audiobook just so I could listen to it on the single most popular portable media player in the world? Stupid.

I'm about to take the plunge on a nook from Barnes and Noble. Here's hoping that libraries and publishers can figure out something workable. If not, the publishers and libraries who won't move out of the 20th century are going to end up as buggy whip salesmen.
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With OverDrive Media Console v3.2, most WMA Audiobooks are iPod®-compatible! In just a few clicks, send titles to your Windows®-formatted iPod; the 'Plays on' icons at this site indicate iPod-compatibility.
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An OverDrive Audiobook is the digital version of a book on tape or book on CD. Patrons may listen to a spoken word audiobooks on their computers or transfer to a variety of portable devices, including the iPod®. Many audiobooks can also be burned to CD. OverDrive Audiobooks are specifically engineered to provide the best audiobook listening experience.
It seems that may have opened the formats since the last time you tried it.
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Glad to hear it. I just ordered a nook from Barnes and Noble yesterday, so I expect to be using overdrive through my local library for ebooks soon.

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