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E-Readers and Tablets

With so many to choose from, how do you decide? Find guides, reviews, comparisons and much more in this section.


Many libraries have video or PDF guides on e-readers, here are some to get you started. Even if they are not from your home library, many of the steps are the same.

Pierce County Library System Quick Guides
Illustrated guides in PDF format on a variety of e-reader devices, from Pierce County Library System (WA).
iPhone for Dummies Cheat Sheet
Covers the basics for operating your iPad.
Getting Started with the iPad2
Step-by-step introduction to the new iPad.
Motorola Xoom for Dummies Cheat Sheet
Covers the basics for operating your Motorola Xoom.
BlackBerry PlayBook Browsing Tips
From the Blackberry Blog
Kansas State Library eBook Resources
Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks available in this collection are provided through a consortium including the State Library of Kansas and local public libraries.
North Dakota State Library OverDrive eBooks & More
Resources provided by the North Dakota State Library
General support, OverDrive help, a Device Resource Center, and more await you at the North Dakota Library2Go website.


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

The 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.


Having trouble deciding which e-reader is right for you? Here's a helpful resource to get you started.

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.