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Getting started with eBooks


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Idea Exchange | April 2, 2018

Here are a few tips to get you started borrowing eBooks from Idea Exchange.

Use the downloadLibrary site to download eBooks
Borrow and download eBooks and audiobooks through our downloadLibrary site. Use your Cambridge library card number to Sign In to downloadLibrary, check out eBooks or place a hold.

Does your device work with downloadLibrary?
You can read or listen to library eBooks on many different devices, including your home computer. However there are devices such as Amazon's Kindle, that don't work with the service. If you want to read or listen to eBooks from the library on a portable device, make sure it's compatible first. Check Overdrive's supported devices page.

Do you have a dedicated eReader or a smart device?
The one-time set-up process for dedicated eReaders is very different than the set-up for smart devices, such as Android tablets, or iPads. Here are a few tips:

More information
Here are instruction sheets on getting started with several popular devices.