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eBooks Help

For each eBook, you can download a version for either a desktop computer (this is in PDF format) or a tablet/eReader (this is in EPUB format). If you have trouble using the EPUB version on your tablet/eReader, you can try using the desktop (PDF) version instead – it might just solve the problem!

How to load an eBook onto your iPad (or other Apple device)

If you’re using Apple’s web browser, Safari, you can read PDFs straight from your browser! Want to read your eBook later? Follow the steps below to save your eBook using the iBooks App.

1. Click the eBook that you’d like to read. Tap on the page and at the top you will be given the option to open the PDF in iBooks or another reader.

2. If you click Open in iBooks, your PDF will open directly in iBooks.

3. If you click Open in…, you will be given the option to open your eBook in any other compatible PDF reader. Select the reader you’d like to save it in.

If you don’t have the iBooks app, you can save the eBook to your Reading List by:

 

1. Clicking the eBook you’d like to read, then click on the Share button

2. Click Add to Reading List

3. When you want to read your book, click the Bookmarks icon in Safari (at the bottom bar), then click Reading List to find your eBook

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How to load an eBook onto your KOBO device

Using a Windows Computer

 

1. Plug one end of the USB cable into your eReader and the other into your computer. Your eReader should turn on (if not, turn it on) and two options should pop up: Keep Reading or Manage Library.

2. Select Manage Library. Windows should detect that you connected a new device.

3. When prompted for an action, select Open folder to view files. A window should open, showing the contents of your eReader.

4. In another Explorer window, find where you stored the eBooks that you want to move to your eReader.

5. Drag and drop your eBooks into the eReader window. You can now disconnect your eReader and read your new books.

Using a Mac Computer

 

1. Connect your eReader to your computer using the USB cable. Your eReader will prompt you to either keep reading or manage your library. You can use your computer or the Desktop Application to add books and manage your eReader.

2. Using the Navigation Pad, select Manage Library.

3. On your computer, open your Finder application.

4. Select KOBO eReader from your list of devices. Finder should display the contents of your eReader.

5. In another Finder window, find where you stored the eBooks you want to transfer to your eReader.

6. Drag and drop your eBooks into the eReader window. You can now disconnect your eReader and read your new books.

7. Turn on your eReader and find your new ebooks. They will be in the ebooks area if the files were ePUBs, or in the documents area if they were PDFs.

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How to load an eBook onto your Android device

1. Connect your Android to your computer, using the USB cable that was supplied with the phone.

2. Pull down the Notifications bar on your phone.

3. Tap USB Connections

4. Select USB Mass Storage

5. Locate the new Android drive on your computer

6. While you’re still on your computer, copy the file you want to transfer and then paste it into the Android drive.

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How to load an eBook onto your Kindle device

Using a Windows Computer

 

1. Choose the eBook you want to read and select the For Desktop option. The file that you will get from the For Tablet of Ereader option is in the wrong format. Save it to a folder that is easy to find.

2. Plug one end of the USB cable into your kindle and the other end into your computer. Turn the kindle on.

3. A window will pop up giving you options for what to do with your kindle. Select Open folder to view files.

4. A new window will open containing folders on your kindle. Select documents. This will open another folder containing all your books.

5. Find the folder where you saved your new eBook and drag it into this folder. Eject the device and start viewing!

Using a Mac Computer

 

1. Choose the eBook you want to read and select the For Desktop option. The file that you will get from the For Tablet of Ereader option is in the wrong format. Save it to a folder that is easy to find.

2. Plug one end of the USB cable into your kindle and the other end into your computer.

3. An item named kindle should appear on your desktop. If it doesn’t, open the finder and it should be along the left side under devices.

4. A new window will open containing folders on your kindle. Select documents. This will open another folder containing all your books.

5. Find the folder where you saved your new eBook and drag it into this folder. Eject the device and start viewing!

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