As much as I love paper books, you have to admit that e-books are a bit more convenient to carry around. You can load your entire library on a single gadget, after all.
Even some of the past complaints about e-books aren't true anymore. For example, you can check out e-books from many libraries now. You just have to know how to find them.
OverDrive is a company that works with publishers, libraries and schools to distribute e-books and audiobooks. You can use its site to find the titles you want. It works a lot like Can I Stream It? does for movie titles - it tells you where you favorites titles are available.
Visit OverDrive's site and search to see what libraries in your area carry the titles you want. You can search for books by title or author. Alternatively, you can search by ZIP code for participating libraries and bookstores in your area.
There's one small catch, however. To check out digital media, you will need a library card number. To get a library card, you will need to visit your local branch, fill out an application and show valid ID. This might seem like a big hassle, but remember that most titles are available for free, so think of all the money you can save!
Select a local library and then click the library link on the page. You'll be taken to the library's digital media catalog.