Borrow ebooks from MyiLibrary

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UPDATE: There has been a delay of a couple of days, so the service is not actually running yet.

It is now possible to ‘borrow’ ebooks supplied on the MyiLibrary platform. The ebooks@cambridge project subscribes to 1,012 titles on MyiLibrary. Until now, none of the ebooks bought for the collection were enabled for downloading. This is a three month ‘soft launch’ trial of a service for downloading MyiLibrary titles to an ebook reading device. Borrowing is limited to two copies of each ebook at the same time—you can add your name to a waiting list for titles which have both copies on loan. The borrowing period is understood to be 14 days, after which the ebook will be disabled.

The MyiLibrary ebooks are compatible with ebook readers and apps supporting Adobe eBook DRM technology—this means that you cannot currently use this service on Amazon’s Kindle, but virtually any other device will work. Users need to create a personal MyiLibrary account and to add Adobe Digital Editions to their device.

Ebook reader software is available for non dedicated ebook reading devices such as smartphones and tablets. For example Bluefire Reader for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and Aldiko for android devices.

More details about this service will be released. The best place for news about our ebooks is the ebooks@cambridge blog.

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The Library of Homerton College, University of Cambridge.
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One Response to Borrow ebooks from MyiLibrary

  1. There’s been a delay in implementing this functionality so it isn’t yet available. Cambridge should be “switched on” within a few days.
    (13.4.2011)

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