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Pageless Library is an online electronic book library. Pageless Library allows its patrons to pick out which books are purchased for its library. The books are checked out through Overdrive and read using the Overdrive App just like a local library.
Why choose Pageless Library over your local library?
An excellent question! At Pageless Library you get to choose what books are purchased, so the library have the books you want to read, not just what someone else thinks you want to read.
If your local library is like the ones in our area it not have a very exciting selection of ebooks, they are primarily mainstream and designed to appeal to the largest audience, it is also heavily influenced by the librarians who pick out the books and what genres they prefer. When an ebook purchase request it goes to the local library and then is frequently passed onto the local purchasing consortium of several different libraries in the group. If you have ever put in one of those requests it feels like it is going into a black hole never to be heard about again!
There have been several companies that have tried to start up do a monthly fee for borrowing books. However, they have relied on creating their own app from scratch and going directly to the publishers. Pageless Library is different because instead creating something brand new, it is using the library model that already exists!
How are the books chosen?
Patrons submit a book title and once it has 5 votes it gets added to the list for the next round of book purchases.
Patrons submit a book title and once it has 5 votes it gets added to the list for the next round of book purchases. To submit a request for a title and vote on current titles please check out our Request and Voting Page. * Pageless Library focuses on books that are under $8.00 a title, if a book title is more expensive and we have enough requests for it, the purchase will be considered on a case by case basis.
How do I join?
You simply register with our website! It is free to register, eventually to check out titles you will need be a “patron”, for which we charge a small subscription fee.
Fee? Why is there a fee?
Our patronage fee’s go directly to maintenance of the library and purchase of new titles!
Are there different levels of patrons?
Indeed! We allow anyone to register, but only paying patrons may request and vote on new titles. A basic patron donates $8.99 a month, and that allows for a vote on upcoming purchases and the ability to check out up to 15 books a month. A bibliophile patron donates a $14.99 and has a vote on upcoming purchases and the ability to check out an unlimited amount of books per month.
Still More questions? Check out our FAQ page!
* Note: some titles may not be purchasable due to availability and pricing. Not all titles are available for purchase through Overdrive.