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eBooks at ACU

This guide explains: what eBooks are, which ones ACU Library subscribes to and how to access, print and download them.

Calibre

Have an eBook but can't read it on your e-reader?

Calibre is a free eBook format converter. It allows you to organize, re-format, and manage your eBook collection.

Calibre does not remove DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection from eBooks.

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eBook formats - from Wikipedia

  • azw format  Rating
    Amazon's proprietary DRM restricted format is used solely for Kindle e-readers.
  • epubRating
    An open eBook standard created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Features reflowable text, inline images, and supports DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected eBooks, similiar to ADE (Adobe Digital Editions)
  • mobi  Rating
    A format primarily designed for PDAs and smart phones. Allows access to DRM and non-DRM content. Epub format can also be converted easily into mobi format.
  • PDF  Rating
    PDF, or Portable Document format, was created in the early 90s as a document sharing format. It is best for highly formatted content, images, and has the ability to support DRM (Digital Rights Management) content.