Got a Nook? Try Phoenix’s Digital Library

So let’s have a little fun on a Sunday morning …

If you own either a Nook or Kobo, or enjoy reading ebooks on the computer, you can stop buying books for a while. Phoenix is the home to a fairly robust digital library.

Powered by 11 local libraries ranging from Peoria to Scottsdale, Arizona State University to Casa Grande, the Greater Phoenix Digital Library allows library card holders from any of the participating libraries to “check out” titles for up to three weeks.

On my Kobo, it’s only a matter of downloading the digital book to Adobe Digital Editions and then transfer the file over to the eReader with the USB cable – takes about two minutes, if that, to do.

And what about Kindles? Well, there you likely are going to have a problem. As I understand it, Kindles work on Amazon’s own proprietary formats and not Adobe’s ePUB or ePDF. Which, in short, means you’re going to be out in the cold.

One last thing … if you happen to be Facebook addicted and like showing off sharing what you’re reading, check out This site allows you to share what you’re reading to your Facebook profile. So far, those updates have resulted in some really interesting conversations among my Facebook friends.


Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at