You only need an Amazon account to download ebooks in the Kindle format. You
can download ebooks in the ePUB format to an iPad with only a library card.
If you run an advance search in the Maine InfoNet Download Library, you can
choose narrow by format.
What you need is to have access to an iPad, for the iPad to have an internet
connection, to have the OverDrive app loaded on and for the child to have
login info for, or the ability to create an Adobe Digital Editions account,
a requirement to download ePUB books.
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Camden, ME 04843
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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Kim McLaughlin
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 1:09 PM
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] students using the download library
I had a trustee tell me that the 8th graders would like to visit the library
and be taught how to use the download library. Their teachers weren't aware
of the program and don't know how to use it either. Now, my experience is
that an Amazon account is needed to be able to download the books to your
wireless device and since you have to be an adult to have an Amazon account,
I'm not sure how a student could download a book to their iPad without a
parent having to do it for them. If anyone knows and could tell me how this
would work, I'd be greatly appreciative.
Kim McLaughlin, Children's Librarian
Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach