Q. How do I read an ebook from the library on my kindle

I would like to read an ebook from the library on my kindle. Is this possible and how to I send it to my kindle?

Answer

The Library purchases e-books from various publishers on different platforms and the possibility to transfer a book to your Kindle depends on which platform the book is.

Some of the platforms require Adobe Digital Editions to download books for offline viewing (e.g. EBL, Ebrary, EBSCOHost). E-books cannot be transferred from Adobe Digital Editions to the Kindle.

However, Kindle does support *DRM free PDFs (like those you download from Science Direct or WorldBank eLibrary). Simply hook up your Kindle to your computer through a USB cable and drag-and-drop the PDFs from your computer to the Kindle

Kindle also supports DRM free ePub files (like those you download from Google Books), which must be converted from ePub into a file format the Kindle can understand such as PDF or MOBI. To do this you need Calibre (a free e-Book management and e-Book file converter).

On some sites (e.g. Plagrave) you have the option to "Send to Kindle" directly from the site:

*Digital Rights Management (DRM) is copyright protection for an electronic product that limits the length of the loan of the downloaded e-book, and the amount of copying and printing. DRM free therefore means that there are no restrictions on the downloading or copying of these documents. 

Please contact me if you need more information.

  • Last Updated Dec 06, 2018
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  • Answered By Naomi Visser

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