Wednesday, December 12, 2012

e-Reader Reviews & How-Tos

If you're shopping for an eReader (if you plan on using the library's OverDrive service, check out their Device Resource Center), the December Consumer Reports, available at all Fauquier County Public Library branches, reviews the best tablets (p. 27) and best e-readers (p. 30). If you can't make it in to the library, there are also some great online review sources to help you narrow your choices:
Once you have your e-reader (and have read the manual), library staff can walk you through the library's e-book and e-audio book options, as well as help you find information to assist you as you configure and troubleshoot your device(s). (Note: Library staff cannot assist you with the operation, configuration or troubleshooting of your personal electronic device(s). The library assumes no responsibility for patrons' equipment.) If you misplaced the manual that came with your device, here are some links to some of the more popular eReader support sites:
  • Amazon Kindle - How-to guides and videos, FAQs, instructions on connecting to Wi-Fi, etc. ;
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK - Quick start guide, videos, apps and more for various NOOK devices;
  • iPad - Includes a section on iBooks;
  • Kobo - Be also sure to check out their support documents for your specific model;
  • Sony Reader - Drivers & software, manuals, specs, warranty information and troubleshooting information can be found here;
Of course, you can always consult OverDrive's Device Resource Center, which includes links to product pages/support info. for all supported e-book/e-audio book devices;

~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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