E-books available from Waltham Forest libraries

E-BOOKS can now be borrowed from Waltham Forest libraries.

A varied range of fiction and non-fiction can be downloaded at any time of day from libraries in the borough.

The electronic books can be downloaded using any computer connected to the internet in the library, from an electronic reading device or from home.

Readers can connect to the service via Waltham Forest Council's online resources page from computers or mobile phones and can even read the books online, as you would on a website.

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2:47pm Wed 14 Nov 12

NDevoto says...

This is not news.It has been available for at least a year or more under the London Libraries Consortium which WF has always been a member along with Redbridge.
This is not news.It has been available for at least a year or more under the London Libraries Consortium which WF has always been a member along with Redbridge. NDevoto
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3:06pm Wed 14 Nov 12

fjms says...

Now they just have to explain why other consortium members have access to the audiobook library but Waltham Forest users do not.
Now they just have to explain why other consortium members have access to the audiobook library but Waltham Forest users do not. fjms
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3:40pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.
This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner. Cornbeefur
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4:43pm Wed 14 Nov 12

RichieA70 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.
I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random.

It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.[/p][/quote]I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random. It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership. RichieA70
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5:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

RichieA70 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.
I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random.

It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.
You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality?
[quote][p][bold]RichieA70[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.[/p][/quote]I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random. It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.[/p][/quote]You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality? Cornbeefur
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7:36pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Helen, Walthamstow says...

A little tip for you, cornbeefur - abandon the Richard the Third allusions. It's possible you think the readers don't understand this bit of mockney Cockney rhyming slang, but calling people t*rds, as you have done on several occasions in the last week or so is not acceptable. And you have the nerve to whine when you're called a troll!
A little tip for you, cornbeefur - abandon the Richard the Third allusions. It's possible you think the readers don't understand this bit of mockney Cockney rhyming slang, but calling people t*rds, as you have done on several occasions in the last week or so is not acceptable. And you have the nerve to whine when you're called a troll! Helen, Walthamstow
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7:49pm Wed 14 Nov 12

KWyatt-Lown says...

As anyone who may have read the exchanges after the article ; http://www.guardian-
series.co.uk/your_lo
cal_areas/10022892.N
ew_Tesco__making_ind
ependent_traders_los
e_out_/ will be aware, I have been seeking a simple response from Cornbeefur to two very straightforward questions. Why he elects to hide behind his self-confessed “user name” and what, indeed, his real name is.

Having been challenged by him on these same issues I was happy to provide an open and honest response. He has now spent the last seven days evading the questions himself, occasionally providing somewhat insulting and, indeed, frankly juvenile postings (I think we all might agree that “my dad’s bigger than your dad” hardly raises the bar on reasoned debate) that do little to enhance any reputation he might possibly seek to establish or maintain as a worthwhile contributor to grown-up and rational discussion within these pages.

So, Cornbeefur, I ask you once again: please have the good grace to return my courtesy and answer my unambiguous questions. Thank you.
As anyone who may have read the exchanges after the article ; http://www.guardian- series.co.uk/your_lo cal_areas/10022892.N ew_Tesco__making_ind ependent_traders_los e_out_/ will be aware, I have been seeking a simple response from Cornbeefur to two very straightforward questions. Why he elects to hide behind his self-confessed “user name” and what, indeed, his real name is. Having been challenged by him on these same issues I was happy to provide an open and honest response. He has now spent the last seven days evading the questions himself, occasionally providing somewhat insulting and, indeed, frankly juvenile postings (I think we all might agree that “my dad’s bigger than your dad” hardly raises the bar on reasoned debate) that do little to enhance any reputation he might possibly seek to establish or maintain as a worthwhile contributor to grown-up and rational discussion within these pages. So, Cornbeefur, I ask you once again: please have the good grace to return my courtesy and answer my unambiguous questions. Thank you. KWyatt-Lown
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9:31am Thu 15 Nov 12

RichieA70 says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
A little tip for you, cornbeefur - abandon the Richard the Third allusions. It's possible you think the readers don't understand this bit of mockney Cockney rhyming slang, but calling people t*rds, as you have done on several occasions in the last week or so is not acceptable. And you have the nerve to whine when you're called a troll!
Doesn't get much more infantile does it?
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: A little tip for you, cornbeefur - abandon the Richard the Third allusions. It's possible you think the readers don't understand this bit of mockney Cockney rhyming slang, but calling people t*rds, as you have done on several occasions in the last week or so is not acceptable. And you have the nerve to whine when you're called a troll![/p][/quote]Doesn't get much more infantile does it? RichieA70
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9:45am Thu 15 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
RichieA70 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.
I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random.

It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.
You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality?
You Mistaken madam, I do not ever call people words you describe starting with T.

Many things are attributed to me when I think it is misinterpretation, certainly when you look at some of the venomous name calling and insults directed towards me.

In any event, have you got anything constructive to say about e-books today?
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichieA70[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.[/p][/quote]I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random. It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.[/p][/quote]You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality?[/p][/quote]You Mistaken madam, I do not ever call people words you describe starting with T. Many things are attributed to me when I think it is misinterpretation, certainly when you look at some of the venomous name calling and insults directed towards me. In any event, have you got anything constructive to say about e-books today? Cornbeefur
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10:56am Thu 15 Nov 12

Helen, Walthamstow says...

E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does.

Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books.

Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.
E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does. Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books. Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years. Helen, Walthamstow
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11:31am Thu 15 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
RichieA70 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.
I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random.

It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.
You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality?
You Mistaken madam, I do not ever call people words you describe starting with T.

Many things are attributed to me when I think it is misinterpretation, certainly when you look at some of the venomous name calling and insults directed towards me.

In any event, have you got anything constructive to say about e-books today?
So if you aren't going with Rhyming slang then the only possible interpretation of your comment is that you think RichieA70's work is "Richard The Third" in quality.

Richard the Third is generally recognized as one of the greatest works ever produced.

You are being very generous with your praise.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichieA70[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.[/p][/quote]I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random. It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.[/p][/quote]You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality?[/p][/quote]You Mistaken madam, I do not ever call people words you describe starting with T. Many things are attributed to me when I think it is misinterpretation, certainly when you look at some of the venomous name calling and insults directed towards me. In any event, have you got anything constructive to say about e-books today?[/p][/quote]So if you aren't going with Rhyming slang then the only possible interpretation of your comment is that you think RichieA70's work is "Richard The Third" in quality. Richard the Third is generally recognized as one of the greatest works ever produced. You are being very generous with your praise. E17_er
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11:43am Thu 15 Nov 12

RichieA70 says...

E17_er wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
RichieA70 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.
I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random.

It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.
You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality?
You Mistaken madam, I do not ever call people words you describe starting with T.

Many things are attributed to me when I think it is misinterpretation, certainly when you look at some of the venomous name calling and insults directed towards me.

In any event, have you got anything constructive to say about e-books today?
So if you aren't going with Rhyming slang then the only possible interpretation of your comment is that you think RichieA70's work is "Richard The Third" in quality.

Richard the Third is generally recognized as one of the greatest works ever produced.

You are being very generous with your praise.
I knew he/it was a big fan really!
[quote][p][bold]E17_er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RichieA70[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: This surely is the Death Knell for libraries as we know them, The was technology is going the Library will be accessed by I phone in the near future. More closures round the corner.[/p][/quote]I think you're a computer with user names generated by Captcha and auto-responses to articles using a programme where 'death knell' and 'cranberry tinted' are applied at random. It's probably a provocative system deployed by Newsquest to generate more responses to articles in an attempt to increase readership.[/p][/quote]You must use the same system surely, as your content is usually Richard the Third in quality?[/p][/quote]You Mistaken madam, I do not ever call people words you describe starting with T. Many things are attributed to me when I think it is misinterpretation, certainly when you look at some of the venomous name calling and insults directed towards me. In any event, have you got anything constructive to say about e-books today?[/p][/quote]So if you aren't going with Rhyming slang then the only possible interpretation of your comment is that you think RichieA70's work is "Richard The Third" in quality. Richard the Third is generally recognized as one of the greatest works ever produced. You are being very generous with your praise.[/p][/quote]I knew he/it was a big fan really! RichieA70
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4:37pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does.

Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books.

Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.
I agree and I think they will get even more technical in the future.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does. Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books. Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.[/p][/quote]I agree and I think they will get even more technical in the future. Cornbeefur
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8:33pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Eddd17 says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does.

Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books.

Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.
doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does. Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books. Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.[/p][/quote]doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though. Eddd17
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8:56pm Thu 15 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Eddd17 wrote:
Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does.

Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books.

Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.
doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.
What an odd and unnecessary comment.
[quote][p][bold]Eddd17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does. Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books. Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.[/p][/quote]doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.[/p][/quote]What an odd and unnecessary comment. E17_er
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9:32pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Eddd17 wrote:
Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does.

Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books.

Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.
doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.
The only items I ever wanted from libraries were books and I was a regular attender at two of the local ones until the council decided to ditch huge quantities of books and replace them with job lots.

Subsequent visits sifting through rows of badly organised paperbacks to find anything I might want to read put me right off. The non-fiction offerings were pathetically limited.

I don't want to use the computers, borrow DVDs or CDs or spend time in the children's section.

I love a good library. Waltham Forest no longer has good libraries. I'm not going to take out books I don't want to read just for the hell of it.
[quote][p][bold]Eddd17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does. Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books. Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.[/p][/quote]doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.[/p][/quote]The only items I ever wanted from libraries were books and I was a regular attender at two of the local ones until the council decided to ditch huge quantities of books and replace them with job lots. Subsequent visits sifting through rows of badly organised paperbacks to find anything I might want to read put me right off. The non-fiction offerings were pathetically limited. I don't want to use the computers, borrow DVDs or CDs or spend time in the children's section. I love a good library. Waltham Forest no longer has good libraries. I'm not going to take out books I don't want to read just for the hell of it. Helen, Walthamstow
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9:38pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Walthamster says...

Eddd17 wrote:
Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does.

Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books.

Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.
doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.
When the council closed St James Street library in 2007, one of the excuses it made afterwards was that people weren't taking out so many books.

That's because the council had slashed its book-buying several years before. With hardly any new books in, even the most serious readers gave up looking.

Don't blame the victims!
[quote][p][bold]Eddd17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does. Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books. Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.[/p][/quote]doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.[/p][/quote]When the council closed St James Street library in 2007, one of the excuses it made afterwards was that people weren't taking out so many books. That's because the council had slashed its book-buying several years before. With hardly any new books in, even the most serious readers gave up looking. Don't blame the victims! Walthamster
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1:04pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Eddd17 says...

Walthamster wrote:
Eddd17 wrote:
Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does.

Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books.

Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.
doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.
When the council closed St James Street library in 2007, one of the excuses it made afterwards was that people weren't taking out so many books.

That's because the council had slashed its book-buying several years before. With hardly any new books in, even the most serious readers gave up looking.

Don't blame the victims!
sorry walthamster but i'm not blaming "victims" but this kind of victim mentality. i doubt even someone with as much spare time as you seem to have could have ready every worthwhile book in saint james street library (where there were still 1,000s of books) and even if you had you can order books in from numerous other libraries outside this area for a cheaper price than buying them. this kind of obstinate attitude is as much a reason libraries are closed as the council making cuts to anything and everything it can put its hands on while wasting its money on pop concerts.
[quote][p][bold]Walthamster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eddd17[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: E-books are here to say. Any library which does not recognise that will close down faster than one that does. Like many people, I have an e-book reader and I also buy books. I buy in particular ones that I know I will want to keep for a long time and illustrated books. Also like many people, I no longer use WF libraries. They have not provided a good service for serious and voracious readers like me for at least six years.[/p][/quote]doubtless you'll be first in the queue to complain when the council closes them because people aren't using them anymore though.[/p][/quote]When the council closed St James Street library in 2007, one of the excuses it made afterwards was that people weren't taking out so many books. That's because the council had slashed its book-buying several years before. With hardly any new books in, even the most serious readers gave up looking. Don't blame the victims![/p][/quote]sorry walthamster but i'm not blaming "victims" but this kind of victim mentality. i doubt even someone with as much spare time as you seem to have could have ready every worthwhile book in saint james street library (where there were still 1,000s of books) and even if you had you can order books in from numerous other libraries outside this area for a cheaper price than buying them. this kind of obstinate attitude is as much a reason libraries are closed as the council making cuts to anything and everything it can put its hands on while wasting its money on pop concerts. Eddd17
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