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E-reading Devices and Apps

  • I don't have an e-reading device, such as an e-reader or a tablet. Can I still read ebooks?

    Of course! ebooks can be read on a number of devices, including:

    • A computer (PC or Mac)
    • An e-reader (e.g., Sony Reader, Kobo)
    • A touch tablet (e.g., iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab)
    • A smart phone.

    On the other hand, it's much more pleasant to read ebooks on a device with a screen dedicated to reading, such as an e-reader or a tablet.

  • What's the difference between an e-reader and a tablet?

    To learn more about the main differences between e-readers and tablets, refer to our Introduction to e-reading Devices.

  • Which e-readers and tablets are compatible with Marigold Library System's ebooks?

    To know which e-readers and tablets are compatible with Marigold Library System's ebooks, refer to our Chart of Compatible Devices and Applications.

    However, please note that the Amazon Kindle is not compatible with Marigold Library System's ebooks.

  • How can I get to know more about how to use my e-reader?

    For Kobo users: refer to the section Using my Kobo e-reader.

    For Sony users: refer to the section Using my Sony e-reader.

  • Which app do I need to install to read ebooks on my tablet or smartphone?

    To know which e-readers and tablets are compatible with Marigold Library System's ebooks, refer to our Chart of Compatible Devices and Applications.

    However, please note that the Amazon Kindle is not compatible with Marigold Library System's ebooks.

  • Can I read Marigold Library System's books with my favorite app?

    To know which apps are compatible with Marigold Library System's ebooks, refer to our Chart of Compatible Devices and Applications.

  • Why can't I open the PDF file I downloaded with Adobe Reader?

    All ebooks on Marigold Library System are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management), which the Adobe Reader software does not support.

    To know more about how to open the ebook you downloaded, refer to the Startup Guide for your device.

  • How can I know which version of Adobe Digital Editions is installed on my computer?

    Version 4 of Adobe Digital Editions can cause compatibility problems with some books and devices. To determine which version of Adobe Digital Editions is installed on your computer, follow this procedure. It will also show you how to reinstall version 2, if necessary.