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Question of the Day – Ebooks

September 22, 2010

Can I use the library ebooks on my iPad/Kindle/Sony Reader?

Yes, if it has access to the internet.

You can access all of the library material through almost any device that can get on the internet.

You can find links to all of our ebook providers at the Electronic Journals & Databases page, or you can access them through the FALCON Catalog.

I’ve opened up all of these sites on my iPod Touch. The websites are not friendly to mobile devices, but they are usable.

Our major technology project at the Library this year is to provide a mobile website and catalog that can be used from iPhones, Blackberrys, Android phones and any other devices that staff or students may have. We’re still in early testing phases right now, for an example try the Ebsco Mobile Interface with your smartphone, ereader or tablet computer.

Is there a Library app to download and read ebooks offline?

No. The only way to access library ebooks is by using the website.

I would love to see this happen, however our current ebook suppliers don’t offer downloadable ebooks.

What books can I access from the library catalog?

All of the records for ebrary, Safari Books, Gale Virtual Reference and Creedo Reference have been added to the FALCON catalog.

CRCnetBASE records have not been added at this time, we are working with the publisher to correct some errors on their end. To find CRCnetBASE books,  you can use the Database Search.

If anyone would like more detailed information on using the Library ebooks, or would like to chat about using ebooks, please email me at brett.williams[-at-]cna-qatar.edu.qa or call me at my office phone (2048).


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