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A Note About Ebook Apps and Ebook Readers
It is worth noting that some eBook readers available as apps on your iPad will allow you to access your information on other devices (your laptop, etc.) while others will not.
For example, the Kindle app is available for not only your iPad but for your personal computer and smart phone as well. Thus, by using your Amazon account, you can access anything you purchase/download on your iPad, Kindle, personal computer, or smart phone, as long as you have the Kindle app installed.
There are a number of ebook apps available to let you purchase ebooks to view on your iPad. These apps are generally free, althought the books you acquire through them often aren't. Some popular reading apps are:
iBooks (Apple's ebook reader)
Kindle (from Amazon)
Nook (from Barnes and Noble)
You also have the option to view some of the library's ebook collections on your iPad. Through the Gale Access My Library College edition, you can view the books we currently have from Gale Publishing. For more information on that app, please see the Gale page on this Research Guide.
Download our app and start reading your favorite eBooks on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Our pick for reading the Thrift Library's eBooks offline. $3.99 on the app store
iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Free.
ICDL - Free Books for Children
The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) brings a worldwide collection of free children's books to the iPad. The largest collection of its kind, the ICDL spans the globe with thousands of children's books from over 60 countries, in a wide assortment of beautiful languages with captivating illustrations. Free.
Inkling is a platform for interactive textbooks, built from the ground up for iPad. It turns paper-based textbooks into engaging, interactive learning experiences while staying compatible with the print book for classroom use. Free.
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, and magazines on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. Free.
Nook (Barnes and Noble)
NOOK™ for iPad from Barnes & Noble offers an incredible reading experience for NOOK books, magazines and newspapers including New York Times Best Sellers, new releases and hot newsstand titles like Us Weekly, Star, The Oprah Magazine, & Martha Stewart Living. Choose from more than two million NOOK Books, magazines and newspapers with thousands of free books and sample books. Free.