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  # 1973926 13-Mar-2018 12:43
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Is there any way to borrow an epub from the library that you can then convert in Calibre for use on a Kindle? E.g. "Borrow" it onto an iPad and then somehow transfer to PC for conversion?



Yep, it’s fairly straight-forward to do this; it’s how I borrowed and read ebooks from the library on my Kindle, before buying a Kobo. I’d just delete the book manually once read (as, of course, there’s no longer any expiry date).

All you need to do is import the downloaded book file (which you’d need to download anyway if transferring it to a Kobo via Adobe Digital Editions) into Calibre for doing the other stuff...

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  # 1974043 13-Mar-2018 15:21
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Senico is that because the old one had no backlight?

 

 

 

 

Sorry for the late reply, I didn't realise there was a question directed at me.

 

 

 

Yes, I'm almost certain it is. And it doesn't look like you can turn the backlight off. Its like most modern cars where the instrument panel is lit up 24/7 even when you're reading in broad daylight. Seems a bit silly.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1984129 27-Mar-2018 10:43
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Paul1977:

 

Is there any way to borrow an epub from the library that you can then convert in Calibre for use on a Kindle? E.g. "Borrow" it onto an iPad and then somehow transfer to PC for conversion?

 



Yep, it’s fairly straight-forward to do this; it’s how I borrowed and read ebooks from the library on my Kindle, before buying a Kobo. I’d just delete the book manually once read (as, of course, there’s no longer any expiry date).

All you need to do is import the downloaded book file (which you’d need to download anyway if transferring it to a Kobo via Adobe Digital Editions) into Calibre for doing the other stuff...

 

@jonathan18 I finally got around to trying this, and was pretty painless once I figured out the Calibre plugin I needed. Would be a lot nicer if you could just browse the library from you Kindle how you do with the Kindle store, but it's a decent workaround. Thanks.


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  # 1984221 27-Mar-2018 12:09
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@jonathan18 I finally got around to trying this, and was pretty painless once I figured out the Calibre plugin I needed. Would be a lot nicer if you could just browse the library from you Kindle how you do with the Kindle store, but it's a decent workaround. Thanks. 

 

Are you able to confirm what that plugin is please?


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  # 1984257 27-Mar-2018 13:25
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@jonathan18 I finally got around to trying this, and was pretty painless once I figured out the Calibre plugin I needed. Would be a lot nicer if you could just browse the library from you Kindle how you do with the Kindle store, but it's a decent workaround. Thanks. 

 

Are you able to confirm what that plugin is please?

 

 

@allan The one I used is DeDRM, it's not in the list of available plugins in Calibre, so you need to download it and use the "load plugin from file" option.

 

I'm not sure of the legality of removing the DRM, so to stay as within the rules as possible you should delete the converted file as soon as you return the borrowed eBook.


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  # 2121118 6-Nov-2018 19:59
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So what is the current way to pull stuff from the library onto a Kindle? I downloaded Calibre, but I got an acsm from the library, which wasn't what I was expecting. The book opens in Adobe Digital Editions.

 

 


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  # 2141209 7-Dec-2018 14:43
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So what is the current way to pull stuff from the library onto a Kindle? I downloaded Calibre, but I got an acsm from the library, which wasn't what I was expecting. The book opens in Adobe Digital Editions.

 

 

@networkn I hadn't look at this thread in a while, so you've probably figured it out my now. But just in case:

 

DISCLAIMER: I'll mention again that these instructions are meant to assist people in reading borrowed library books on Kindles, and not to assist people in pirating these books to keep and/or share. To stay within the rules you must delete your converted copy of the ebook as soon as you return the borrowed one to the library.

 

When you double-click the ACSM file, Adobe Digital Editions then downloads an EPUB to you "Documents\My Digital Editions" folder.

 

You can then import that EPUB into Calibre (with the DeDRM plugin installed) and convert to a Kindle supported format.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2141221 7-Dec-2018 15:23
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Something I've just discovered is that Kobo has extended the ability to borrow library books directly from the e-reader to a bunch of their other models.

 

I've got a Kobo Aura HD, and I purchased this primarily as it was the only e-reader on which I could directly borrow library books from my local library using OverDrive (which is owned by Kobo's parent company).

 

Through a firmware update released a couple of months ago, now the Clara HD, Aura H20 Edition 2 and Aura Edition 2 can have OverDrive access built in.

 

I assume this also applies to Kobo's new model, the Forma which, like the Aura HD is waterproof and, like the Kindle Oasis, has a few buttons to the right of the screen.


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  # 2142275 10-Dec-2018 07:57
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I assume this also applies to Kobo's new model, the Forma which, like the Aura HD is waterproof and, like the Kindle Oasis, has a few buttons to the right of the screen.

 

 

It sure does, it's listed as a feature of the Forma. A great looking e-reader with pretty much every feature you could ever want, but too pricey for me; I'll have to stick with my Kobo Glo.


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