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iPad Lending: Reading eBooks

Library eBooks on your iPad

There are a number of options for downloading library books onto the iPad. Please see 3 of your options to the right.

There are other pdf and eBook readers beyond the native iBooks.  For items that have DRM, but no native app, Bluefire Reader and Txtr are good options.  Instructions for more publishers (EBL, EBSCO) are here.

Wiley eBooks on your iPad

What is Wiley? Carnegie Mellon University Libraries purchases some eBooks directly from the publisher.  One such publisher is Wiley.  You can find these books in CAMEO and they can be read on a computer or tablet. Follow the directions below to download some of these eBooks to your iPad and read them at your convenience.

Finding and Downloading an eBook:

  1. Downloan and open the Wiley app on the iPad.
  2. Select an item in the Latest News & Updates, Latest Titles, or Latest Articles tab.
  3. Tap the item.
  4. You should be directed to the Wiley Online website.
  5. Select "Get PDF" from the Article Tools menu on the right-hand side of the webpage.
  6. Download and read the PDF.

ebrary eBooks on your iPad

What is ebrary? Carnegie Mellon University Libraries subscribes to a large package of online academic books through a vendor called ebrary. These eBooks can be found in CAMEO and can be read on a computer or tablet. Follow the directions below to download some of these eBooks to your iPad and read them at your convenience.

First Time Set Up:

  1. On a regular PC laptop or desktop computer, open your web browser.
  2. Create an ebrary account
  3. Download the ebrary app on the iPad.
  4. Open the ebrary app.
  5. Skip the "first time user" message and sign in using your ebrary account.
  6. Authorize the ebrary app with your Adobe ID (create an Adobe ID if you don't already have one).

Finding and Downloading an eBook:

  1. Open the ebrary app on the iPad.
  2. If you didn't just do the "first time set up" above, you may need to create and/or sign in with your ebrary account.
  3. Search for a book to read within the ebrary app (the first time, it may open with the instruction manual, in that case, tap once on the page to get the controls, and select "online search" at the bottom of the screen).
  4. If you want to be able to read the book away from a wifi connection, you will need to download it.
  5. Tap once on the page, then select "download" in the bottom right.
  6. To see all downloaded items, select "Downloads" from the bottom menu.

SpringerLink eBooks on your iPad

What is SpringerLink? Carnegie Mellon University Libraries purchases some eBooks directly from the publisher.  One such publisher is Springer.  You can find these books in CAMEO and they can be read on a computer or tablet. Follow the directions below to download some of these eBooks to your iPad and read them at your convenience.

First Time Set Up:

  1. On a regular PC laptop or desktop computer, open a web browser.
  2. Create a Springer account
  3. Download the Springer app on the iPad.
  4. Open the Springer app.
  5. Sign in using your Springer account.

Finding and Downloading an eBook:

  1. Open the Springer app on the iPad.
  2. Select the bulleted list icon in the top right.
  3. Log in using your Springer account.
  4. Search for a book to read within the Springer app.
  5. If you want to be able to read the book away from a wifi connection, you will need to download it.
  6. Tap the "Download PDF" link to download the item.
  7. Once you download an item, it will be saved in the "My Saved Articles" area, accessible by tapping the bookmark icon on the bottom right of your screen.