>Let's go borrow a book at Internet Archive! >*Borrow Unavailable* Aw dangit!

>Let's go borrow a book at Internet Archive!
>*Borrow Unavailable* Aw dangit!
>*Borrow Unavailable* Aw dangit!
>*Borrow Unavailable* Aw dangit!
>*Borrow Unavailable* Aw dangit!
>*Borrow Unavailable* Aw dangit!
>*Borrow Unavailable* Aw dangit!

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    inb4 the thread becomes a (justified) shit on chuck wending thread.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He’s a fat homosexual with AIDs.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    It is a compelling argument.

    He’s a fat homosexual with AIDs.

    AIDS is an acronym. The s doesn't need to be lowercase. It carries equal weight to the other letters.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have AIDs, homosexual.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >AIDs
      Wrong. He needs social aid, because he is mentally moronic and a burden on society.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just steal it then

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mostly read old academic journals from there and haven't noticed any change.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It depends on what you want to read. This can even extend to me most kitschy of books.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Honest question, why not just download the book somewhere else? I've borrowed from the Internet Archive before when I didn't want to download a bunch of books I wouldn't read again (some stuff for a school project) but unless it's something you're going to read in one sitting why not just take 5 minutes to download it and keep forever?

        I hope no one wonders why we just download e-books.

        It's funny that the writer's guild specifically fricked over people who either didn't know how to actually pirate or who were trying to stay more or less ethical, as opposed to the impossible task of taking down real book piracy sites

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >why not just download the book somewhere else?
          Any suggestions where?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            zlib, libgen, anna's????
            how can you not know the most basic shit

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            annas-archive.gs has had basically everything I've ever looked for on there, the only thing I can remember having trouble with is Carmilla (pre-Dracula vampire novel from 1872). If you want a specific version of a book you can search by ISBN. Has some rare/banned books as well so you'll have no trouble with The Hobbit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh also, since you might be new to e-reading outside of using the Internet Archive's own reading thing. I like epub files over pdfs, I used to like pdfs more but epubs control with the arrow keys so they're more comfortable if you're not using a mouse. The only thing is you might have to download something like Nice File Viewer to read them. Also pdfs may be better for books with images

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            only for english

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're patient it's relatively easy to find a copy of the hobbit at thrift stores. Most thrift stores sell paperbacks for anywhere from 25 cents to a dollar max

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seriously when did it become so many borrows? I could have sworn it wasn't like that before.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably ever since they overstepped their bounds during the pandemic and got sued to oblivion by the entire writers guild.

      Shit sucks but they walked into it. A sad state of things.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love how utterly moronic the search system is. If I so much as dare to write a single kanji I will be hit with billions of random Chink shit, if I write a hanzi then I will be hit with Japanese shit, and even aside from this almost nothing is catalogued properly and most of the time when you search for something you get drowned in a billion newspaper magazines or other random data that doesn't share even a single word with what you were searching for.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't search on archive.org directly. I just type "[title] + archive" into google and something always comes up.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope no one wonders why we just download e-books.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's annoying when I can't pirate some books or I can't have the version I need.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried to buy an ebook once, from like ebook dot com or something. One of the most needlessly obtuse activities I've ever attempted. Had to fight for a refund.
    I will pirate now

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