Ebrary is the library’s largest databases of electronic books. We have over 70,000 full-text ebooks available through it. And now… you can download them! What?! Yup. You can download them to your e-reader, mobile device OR computer for 14 days. How great is that?!
How it works-
First, you must create a free Ebrary account. Once you have an account, you’ll notice as you view books that each one now includes a Download button.
After you click on the Download button, it will take you to the Export and Download screen where you have two options:
1. Save a section of the book as a PDF, which makes it “accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle, without additional software” (from the Ebrary site). This means you can save a chapter (or two or three), or you can save a range of pages (maximum 60). This is a great option for those of you who have devices that can read and open PDF files.
2. The second option is to download Adobe Digital Editions (free download) to your device so that you can read the whole book. There is a 14 day rental period for books obtained via this option. This is a nice option because you get the full book. The drawback is that most of the popular e-readers like Kindle and the iPad, don’t support Adobe Digital Editions. So if you want to read the book on your Kindle or Apple device (iPod, iPhone, iPad), then you would choose the first option. Here is a list of all the devices that do support Adoble Digital Editions (some popular ones- the Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader).
To learn more about downloading books to your device, visit Ebrary’s Knowledge Base at http://support.ebrary.com/category/english/download
Have you tried downloading from Ebrary? We’d love to hear what you think of it! Leave a comment below 🙂