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eBook Primer

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Links to device help sheets:
3 formats of eBooks are available: Kindle, Adobe ePub and Adobe PDF
Adobe ePub
Adobe eBook (PDF)
  • Titles with the Kindle Icon may only be downloaded to a Kindle or Kindle enabled device.
    Must have Amazon account
  • Windows, Mac compatibles and most tablets using Adobe Digital Editions AND many eReaders such as Android, Apple and Blackberry devices using Overdrive Media Console v2 (or newer)
  • Windows and Mac compatible AND some eReaders using Adobe Digital editions and Adobe Flash Player
  • Kindle Cloud Reader enables most devices to accept Kindle format titles.
  • Many smartphones have a free downloadable Overdrive App that formats ePub books for the device.
  • Text does not adjust to fit the screen
What is the difference?  
  • Kindle eBooks can only be downloaded to a Kindle or device enabled by Kindle Cloud Reader.
  • More Adobe PDF books are available, but fewer devices support format. Adobe PDF books do not reformat to the specific window size of the device which sometimes means a lot of scrolling.
  • Adobe ePub books do reformat to the specific device..
  • Adobe PDF books can be returned early while ePub books stay on your device for the full two weeks.
"My Help" will assist you to
download ebooks to your device,
Click on My Help logo
and then again on the next screen.
The Reference Desk
may be able to assist as well.
Mornings are the best time to help you.
Ready to choose a book? Click here to get into OCLN catalog. Use left bar to choose your category. You can limit your search by checking "only show titles with copies available."