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Tech tools for the book loverReading can become an expensive hobby if you're constantly purchasing new books, even the digital kind. In this Tech Minute, Kara Tsuboi offers tips on how to access free e-books that can be downloaded onto your mobile device.
[MUSIC] Don't dismiss your local public library just because you think it's old-fashioned. Most libraries these days will loan members digital books that can be checked out on a mobile device, like a smartphone, tablet or e-reader. To begin borrowing these e-books, download the free app OverDrive Media Console onto the device where you'll be reading. Create an account. Find your local library. Enter your library card number and you should be ready to read. Another great place to source free books is through Bookbob.com. Enter your email address and the service will send you a daily email notifying you of the free book download of the day. Compatible with most major device brands. Consider this service the groupon of the book world. And finally, if you're looking to upgrade your e-reader, visit cnet.com for the best reviews on all the latest devices on the market. In San Francisco, I'm Cara Sepoy, cnet.com for CBS news. [MUSIC]