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Library eBooks & Journal Articles Downloaded onto your Tablet or eReader: Home

Learn how to put ebooks from library resources, like eBook Central or the IMF eLibrary on your personal device.


Any article that in PDF format can be read on your tablet or eReader. For instructions detailing how to put it on your specific device, click the "Getting the File Onto Your Device" tab for instructions.

eBook Central eBooks

The eBook provider, eBook Central, has made their ebooks downloadable for use offline on computers, as well as for use on eReaders and Tablets.  Their program offers two different ways of downloading eBooks:

  1. Parts of eBooks may be downloaded in PDF format.
    1. One may choose to download individual chapters, or specific page ranges unique to each book.
    2. These sections do not expire, and you can save them on your device indefinitely.
  2. Whole eBooks may be downloaded in the Adobe Digital Editions format (ACSM).
    1. eBooks downloaded in their entirety will last on your device for a limited period of time.
    2. The Adobe Digital Editions format is not compatible with Kindles at this time, so Kindle users will need to use the PDF method.
    3. Some ebooks are not available for download as a whole book, but the PDF instructions for parts of the book will still work for them.

IMF eLibrary eBooks

The IMF eLibrary provides access to publications by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • eBooks available on the IMF eLibrary are always available in PDF format. 
  • Newer titles are also available in EPUB and MOBI (Kindle Compatible) formats
  • There is no page limit on downloads
  • There is no need to sign into a personal account to download a title
  • The loan period is unlimited
  • After downloading the document, follow the instructions on the tab corresponding to your device to put the file onto your tablet or eReader.

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Sarah Griffis
Mildred F. Sawyer Library
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