Answered By: APUS Librarians Last Updated: Jun 03, 2022 Views: 5349
If you want to read online, via your device's web browser, then the answer is yes. Any device that is capable of web browsing will allow for portable online reading, as long as an internet connection is available. Simply open your device's web browser or use your classroom app to navigate to our library to find the book you need and start reading.
If you want to read offline (i.e. by downloading a book to your device), then it depends.
Some book vendors/publishers do not allow books to be downloaded at all, while others do. The decision, as well as the mobile apps used, is outside of our library's control. Click here for more information.
See mobile devices supported by two of our biggest ebook vendors below:
- ProQuest eBook Central: https://proquest.libguides.com/ebookcentral/download
- EBSCO eBooks: https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/eBooks_Audiobooks/FAQs/eBooks_FAQs/portable_devices_compatible_with_EBSCO_eBooks
NOTE: Some e-readers (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.) may require a specific ebook format or app which may not be compatible with all ebook files. You may have to explore support or help sites for your specific device to see if there is a converter for the various file formats found in the library. For example, see Amazon Kindle Support. See this link from Amazon on how to move PDF to Kindle.
Your ability to download EBSCO eBooks onto a Kindle will depend on what type of Kindle you have. If you have a Kindle Fire, you can download full eBooks onto the device. If you have any other type of Kindle, you can upload PDFs of chapters or sections from an eBook.
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