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All About eBooks: eBook Readers

Information on our digital book platforms and how to use them.

eBook Readers

eBook ReadereBooks are available in many formats and many readers are available to read them, both as dedicated devices and as software that can be used on many devices.

Most readers read only one format that is tied to a specific device or store from which an eBook is purchased. Many eBooks are compatible only with that type of device or software. For instance, an eBook purchased from Barnes & Noble cannot be read on a Kindle or with Kindle software. This is also true of free eBooks though in the case of most free eBooks, you can simply download in the format of your choice.

Read more from Wikipedia on eBook formats.

Choosing an eBook Reader

Consumer Reports offers a free buying guide with ratings and recommendations for eBook readers.

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Margaret Connors
Director, Library Services

Phone: 805.690.4373

Abby Rae
Librarian, Coordinator of Reference and Instruction

Phone: 805.898.2920

Lulu Coffey