Answered By: Jenni Lecky-Thompson
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2016     Views: 33

Ebooks are provided from a variety of vendors and publishers so downloading methods and policies will vary.

Chapters from books on the Cambridge Books Online, Cambridge Companions Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, SpringerLink and Wiley platforms can be downloaded in PDF format to e-readers including the Kindle.

Dawsonera - All ebooks can be downloaded to PC, Mac, laptop, memory stick, Android or iOS mobile device. You can choose whether to download these for 1 day or 2 days. They cannot be downloaded to Kindle. Further details for downloading to Android and iOS devices are available from this blogpost.

Ebrary - Only multi-user ebooks can be downloaded for 7 or 14 days, depending on the title. Adobe Digital Editions (free software installation)  is required. They cannot be downloaded to Kindle or Kobo, but are accessible on most other devices. However, all books allow up to 60 pages to be downloaded as a PDF permanently, and this can be read on all devices, included Kindle. Further details can be found here on the Proquest website.

 MyiLibrary - Some ebooks can be downloaded for 3 days to PC, laptop, Sony ereader, Nook, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices, but not Kindle. See help with downloading from MyiLibrary, including a list of downloadable titles, or watch our YouTube video on downloading MyiLibrary ebooks.

Ebooks on some other platforms can't be downloaded although it is possible to print or copy material within normal copyright restrictions (1 chapter or 5% of extracts). 

You can also use Calibre to convert PDFs to EPUBs for more user-friendly reading on your device. 

The English Faculty Library website links to a useful guide to using a Kindle and a guide to downloading a Cambridge Companion chapter to a Kindle.