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Help, How To's, & Information for GCPL's selection of eReaders & Tablets
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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GCPL Resources for E-Ink Readers and Tablets

eBooks in our collection for your E-Ink Reader and Tablet

Add one of  our audiobooks for your Tablet!

Make an informed choice - see our Comparison Table on this page.


    Who's Using Mobile Devices to Read?

    How fast is ownership increasing?  Read the full report  by Kathryn Zickuhr and Lee Rainie from Pew Internet, released on January 16, 2014 "E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps:  three in ten adults read an e-book last year; half own a tablet or e-reader."


      The More you Know...

      While Tablets and eReaders are both used to read eBooks, they're very different devices - at least today.  The following links can help you to decide which best suits your needs; answering questions such as:  Give me a basic comparsion between the two (cost, display, web browsing, weight, etc)? What are the advantages and drawbacks of each?  Which are the best choices for each?  Which are best for older adults?


      eReader Vs. Tablet

      Can I...? Comparison of Devices at the Library

      GCPL Service

      E-Ink Reader – Kindle Paperwhite

      E-Ink Reader – Nook Simple Touch

      Tablet – Kindle Fire HDX (Android)

      Tablet – Google Nexus 7 (Android)

      Tablet – iPad (iOS)

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        Books (Physical and Digital) Can be Your Guide!

        Cover Art
        Is This Thing On? - Abby Stokes
        ISBN: 9780761168829
        Publication Date: 2012-01-03

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        Android Phones and Tablets - Paul McFedries; Guy Hart-Davis
        ISBN: 9781118646618
        Publication Date: 2013-06-17

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        Android Tablets in Easy Steps - Nick Vandome
        ISBN: 9781840785890
        Publication Date: 2013-06-25

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        iPad - J. D. Biersdorfer
        ISBN: 1449341802
        Publication Date: 2013-12-02

        Overdrive Help: E-ink Readers & Kindles

        Still deciding?  Start with Overdrive's article on E-Ink readers:  Examples of Readers, Software needed, Supported Formats...and a whole lot more!

        E-Ink Kindle?  Supported Formats, Examples of E-Ink Kindles, Getting Started...and more!


          Overdrive Help: Tablets and Mobile Devices - Android, iOS, and Kindle

          Android by Overdrive - Devices, formats, getting started borrowing...the basics. 

          iOS by Overdrive - Apple Devices, formats, getting started...the basics

          Kindle by Overdrive - Kindle Fire  - formats, getting started, the difference between the Paperwhite...the basics.


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