If you have an iPhone or iPad (or other tablet) and you’re a New York City resident, did you know you can borrow “books” from the New York Public Library and read them on your device?
First, you have to have an NYPL library card. You can either walk in to any local branch with a driver’s license with an NYC address or a bill going to an NYC address–or you can apply online here:
Then you can check out up to 12 titles at a time. Lending period varies; the ones I borrowed were for 14 days. They only have a certain number of e-books of each title, so if something you want isn’t available, you can place a hold.
Books can be read on the Overdrive e-reader app, or in the Kindle app (some are available on both).
You can also download audiobooks!
One word of advice: If you’re looking for a book to read today, make sure you select the “Available Now” option at the top (otherwise you’re seeing the entire collection, and most of them will not be available for e-borrowing).