eBooks and eReaders
What is an eBook
An eBook, or 'electronic book' is just what it says it is - something you read on screen instead of on paper.
You can download books onto small computers like eReaders to read while you're on the move, or download to your computer or laptop at home.
You can also borrow and download eBooks from the library. If you are downloading to your computer or laptop you will need to install some free software, you will be advised requirements when you select a product. Have a look at the Library pages for more information.
Where to get eBooks
You can borrow and download eBooks from the library free of charge, or buy eBooks from:
What is an eReader?
An eReader (digital book reader), is a way for you to carry all your favourite books as electronic books (or eBooks) and enjoy them whenever you are.
eReaders can store several hundred eBooks and as a general rule, cost less than a printed book.
An advantage to owning an eReader is that you can read whatever you want, whenever you want, without having to carry around a stack of books. Save them all to the device and take it on holiday, on long plane flights, anywhere you expect a long wait, like the doctor's office, or even just to bed!
Where to buy an eReader
Don't forget to shop around to find an eReader that suits your needs and price range. You will find lots of websites with great reviews to help you on the way.