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Considering an eReader Purchase for the Holidays?

Posted By:  Webmaster

Date Posted:  11/28/2012


eReader GiftsIf you're thinking about buying an eReader this holiday season, read on to find out what to get if you'd like to use the library's Digital Download service for eBooks.

Which eReader to Buy?

Most major brands of eReaders are now compatible with the library's Digital Download eBooks. The list of vendors below is accurate as of this writing, but please check the Compatible eBook Devices page for the most current information on all eReaders that work with the library's Digital Downloads. Click a link below to visit a vendor's website.
*the Deschutes Public Library is not affiliated with and does not endorse any of the devices or manufacturers listed above.

If you'd like to find out more about eReaders in general, head over to ConsumerReports.org's "Getting started - E-book reader guide" for more information about the different types and brands of eReaders as well as shopping tips.

Stop by your local library for the December 2012 print edition of ConsumerReports for their ratings of both eReaders and tablets.

Do I Need Anything Besides an eReader?

You'll need an Internet connection, and in some cases, you'll need a computer and the free Adobe Digital Editions software to transfer eBooks from your computer to your eReader. The "My Help" resource for Digital Downloads is a great place to get started. Select what you want to do, what kind kind of device you have, and My Help will step you through the process.

Can I read the library's eBooks on my iPhone, iPod, or iPad?

Yes. The free OverDrive Media Console app, available for download from the App Store, allows you to check out and download eBooks (and many audio books) directly to your portable device. Visit the App Store on your Apple portable device and search for "OverDrive Media Console" to get started.

Can I read the library's eBooks on my Android phone, Android tablet, BlackBerry, or Windows phone?

You can. The free OverDrive Media Console app also works on these devices and allows you to check out and download eBooks (and many audio books) directly to your portable device. Visit the OverDrive Media Console homepage to get started.




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