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E-Books at Okanagan College

Kindles and the Library

Unfortunately, Kindle e-readers do not support downloading e-books from academic library platforms. They cannot read EPUB files, and they can only read PDF files that are not protected by DRM (digital rights management). Because the library e-books are protected, Kindles cannot have e-books transferred to them.

Some Solutions

  • Download pages as a regular PDF from the e-book in the browser, and transfer them to your Kindle as you would a regular PDF.
  • If your Kindle has a web browser, you can read the e-book in the browser window.
  • Free e-books are not protected by DRM, so these you will be able to transfer to your Kindle.

Transferring PDFs to your Kindle

  1. Install Adobe Digital Editions to your computer, create an Adobe ID, and sign in to Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. Close Adobe Digital Editions. This makes sure the application recognizes your Kindle.
  3. Connect your Kindle to the computer via USB.
  4. Launch Adobe Digital Editions. Your Kindle will appear on the left.
  5. Drag and drop the PDF files to your device.

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