E-Books at the Drake Memorial Library
Welcome to the Drake Library's E-BOOK GUIDE
This guide will help you to search, find, and download electronic books. It will also direct you to information about e-reader software, audio books, uploading e-books to e-readers, and the e-readers available at the library.
Over 70,000 e-books are available in the Drake Library catalog, and more are added frequently.
You can read e-books on most devices, such as computers, laptops, tables, e-readers, and smart phones. The number of pages that can be printed, copied, or downloaded vary.
What is an E-Book?
An e-book, also known as an electronic book or digital book, is "an electronic version of a printed book."
An e-book can exist without any printed equivalent.
What is an E-Reader?
An e-reader, also known as an electronic reader, is "a device or application to facilitate or enhance the reading of electronic material."
E-readers: Read anytime, anywhere
An e-book from ebrary
Paper Books vs. E-books
Critics and advocates of digital books have been engaged in the ultimate debate about the future of reading.
As technology continues to become a part of our everyday lives, do you think that e-books will eventually replace paper books?
At Amazon.com the number of e-books outsold the number of hardcopy books in 2011. Reading platforms may be changing, yet people are still reading and comprehending that information.