by Lucy E. Saxon
The college libraries offer hundreds of thousands of ebooks. You can find them with a simple Tripod search, just like any other book. Most of our ebooks are through the EBL collection or the ebrary collection. EBL and ebrary books can be read online, where you can print, copy, or annotate portions of them. EBL and Ebrary books can also be read on many portable devices like androids, iPads/Pods/Phones, Nooks, and Sony Readers. Portions of ebrary books can also be read on Kindles; EBL books are not compatible with Kindle.
To download such ebooks to your device, you will need to download the program Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) (free on your PC or Mac). ADE will prompt you to create an Adobe ID that allows you to download a book on up to six devices. On Apple or Android devices, you will need to download the free app Bluefire Reader. You can download the book straight from ebrary or EBL into Bluefire. For Nooks and Sonys, you will transfer the book via USB. At the end of the loan period, the book will self-destruct, but you can check it out again.