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Downloading E-books to E-Readers

Two of the vendors from whom the Graduate Center licenses electronic books have made downloading to mobile devices possible. Downloading books from the EBSCO eBook Collection requires creating a free My EBSCOhost account. (Click the Sign In button at the top of the search screen.) See EBSCO’s list of available devices and additional instructions.

Electronic books from ebrary may be downloaded to many devices, including iPad and Nook and  Kindle (chapters only). Transferring both EBSCO and ebrary electronic books from your computer to your mobile device requires a free download of Adobe Digital Editions.  See instructions on transferring electronic books using Adobe Digital Editions.

More than 36,000 free books from Project Gutenberg may be downloaded to Android, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other devices. See these instructions.

These vendors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about downloading their products.

Please remember that you have access to any electronic books found in the CUNY Catalog only when the Graduate Center or CUNY is listed under Holdings. You do not have access to electronic books held by individual CUNY libraries, and electronic books may not be borrowed. If you want such a title, make sure it is not available in print. If it is, use the Request button to have it sent to the Graduate Center. If the needed book is not available in either electronic or print form, make an interlibary loan request for the print version.

Please see the library’s Electronic Books page and the “Electronic Books at the Graduate Center” guide at the Guides to Library Resources page.