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E-readers and Tablets

There are many e-readers, tablets and other gadgets available for reading e-books. Here are a few resources to get you started.


There are many great guides on how to use e-readers, tablets and e-books. Here are a few to get you started.

Pierce County Library System Quick Guides
Illustrated guides in PDF format on a variety of e-reader devices, from Pierce County Library System (WA).
Getting Started with the iPad2
Step-by-step introduction to the new iPad.
BlackBerry PlayBook Browsing Tips
From the Blackberry Blog

News & Reviews

Find blogs, reviews and articles about e-books and e-readers.

ePub Books
A blog about e-books, now firmly placed as a mainstream item, e-books have grown in popularity enough for many libraries to have started making digital versions from their catalogue available for lending.
eBook Reader is an organized, informative resource for everything about the world of digital reading and electronic book readers, from dedicated e-readers like the Kindle to tablets and smartphones.
Buzz on eBooks, newsletter style webpage.


Want to compare features of e-readers and tablets? Check out these resources.

2013 Best eBook Reader Comparisons and Reviews
Sort out the field of dedicated e-readers with this guide to reviews, feature comparisons, and rankings of 11 devices.