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E-book Devices

Do you have an e-book reader or tablet?  Are you wondering if you can you use it to read library e-books at Northeastern? Find the answers here!

You don't need an e-book reader or tablet to read our e-books!  Current NU faculty, staff and students may read e-books anywhere, anytime, on any computer or other device with internet access and a web browser.  Check Scholar OneSearch for every licensed e-book in our collection.

iPad and other Apple IOS devices

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Ebsco E-book collection e-books may be checked out for 7 days. Download the e-book to a computer with the use of Adobe Digital Editions (digital rights management software).  Move to your Apple IOS device with iTunes. Use BlueFire, TXTR, or a similar app to read it. See Ebsco help for instructions.

 

Ebrary e-books may be checked out to your Apple IOS device for up to 14 days.  There are two options:

  • Download the Bluefire app from the App Store.  Search ebrary books using the mobile Safari app, and read them offline using the Bluefire app.
  • Search ebrary on a desktop or laptop and download the e-book to a computer with the use of Adobe Digital Editions (digital rights management software).  Move the e-book to your Apple IOS device with iTunes. Use BlueFire to read it.
  • Support is available from ebrary.

PDF options

Download a PDF portion of an ebook, and email or upload it to your Apple IOS device to read with iBooks or a PDF reader.

 

Kindle

 

Kindle

 

Download chapters or portions of our e-books as individual PDF files to read on the Kindle.  Due to digital rights protection, most library e-books cannot be read in their entirety offline using the Kindle. 


PDF options

You may download a PDF portion of any of these e-books, and email or upload it to your Kindle.

 

Nook

 

Nook

 

Ebrary e-books may checked out to your Nook for up to 14 days.  Downloaded the e-book to a computer, and use Adobe Digital Editions (digital rights management software), to unlock and move it to your Nook.   

Ebsco E-book collection e-books may checked out for 7 days.  Download the e-book to a computer, and use Adobe Digital Editions (digital rights management software), to unlock and move it to your Nook.  


PDF options

You may download a PDF portion of any of these e-books, and upload it to your Nook:

 

More suggestions and help

We recommend Open Library for openly accessible e-books readable on any of the devices above--and more.  Open Library is a clearinghouse for e-books digitized by libraries around the world through the Internet Archive project, plus everything in the famous Project Gutenberg collection. Registration and use is free. 

Download summary:

  • ACLS (up to 3 pages)
  • Ebrary (one chapter or up to 60 pages, and in some cases entire book) see Ebrary download instructions
  • Ebsco Ebook collection (up to 60 pages, and in some cases entire book)
  • JSTOR, Knovel, NanoNetBase, Springer (chapter-by-chapter, no limit)

See our Guide to e-books and e-book collections

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