There are two ways to read an ebook: you can either view it online or download the book to your mobile device. Each method offers different advantages, and the one you select with depend on how you will be using the ebook.
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Viewing an ebook online users less storage space compared to downloading it
Some online books allow for multi-user online access
Some ebook providers allow you to search within the online ebook content; highlight sections; and add notes
An internet connection is required any time you want to view an online ebook
To quickly check a page or quote, viewing content online via a desktop PC is quicker than downloading the entire ebook to a mobile device
Downloading an ebook allows you to view the book offline, so it can be viewed any time, anywhere, and no internet connection is required
You do not need to remember to return the ebook. After a specified loan period, the ebook will automatically be removed from your mobile device
As well as downloading whole ebooks, some providers allow you to download specific page ranges or whole chapters
If the ebook has already been downloaded by another user, some providers allow you to reserve the ebook, so that you can download it once it becomes available again
If you need any help or have further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask at your local NHSGGC library.