ebooks@cambridge has announced that about 280 ebooks can now be downloaded from the MyiLibrary platform onto ebook reading devices. You can use any device able to run Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) such as iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Sony ereaders, Barnes & Noble Nook, (and laptops, desktops, etc.) but not (currently) Amazon Kindle. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions—Adobe has a full list of ADE compatible devices.
To download ebooks you need to set up a user account with MyiLibrary. Downloadable ebooks are distinguished by an additional ‘Add to bookshelf »’ option. You add the title to your bookshelf and then download it to your device. A downloaded ebook will stay on your device for 3 days and then automatically disappear. Each downloadable title allows two simultaneous downloads and titles ‘on loan’ can be reserved. Downloadable titles remain accessible online in the normal way in common with all 1,100+ ebooks on the ebooks@cambridge MyiLibrary platform. More titles will be added to the downloadable list in due course.
For more information refer to the MyiLibrary support pages under ‘download support’. Also there are instructions for the iPad and Nook on ebooks@cambridge access instructions page under ‘MyiLibrary’. Ebooks@cambridge is keen to receive your feedback on this new service: please email Jayne Kelly or Rhiannon Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that ebook suppliers Cambridge Books Online and Oxford Scholarship Online already allow users to download chapters from books to e-readers in pdf format (therefore including the Kindle e-reader) but other ebook platforms do not currently allow downloading to e-readers. There is a list of all ebooks@cambridge ebook suppliers.