The Best Ebook Readers for 2021
Ebook readers use e-ink screens to allow you to read for long periods of time. While Amazon’s Kindles dominate the ebook reader market in the United States, other options include Kobo, Nook, Onyx, and PocketBook.
What Screen Type and How Big?
E-ink, or digital ink, looks a lot like paper and is easy on the eyes, and the industry seems to have settled on 6 inches as the optimal display size for e-inks.
How About Color?
Even low-cost tablets with color screens can browse the web and play music. For most people trying to read rich, full-page color content, we recommend the base-model iPad. The PocketBook InkPad Color has a beautiful color e-ink display.
Will You Read on the Beach?
The waterproof ebook readers Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Forma, and Kobo Libra H2O are all available, and the Amazon Kindle Oasis even has page turn buttons for when your hands are too wet to read on a touch screen.
Do You Listen to Audiobooks?
Amazon’s Onyx ebook readers have built-in speakers and the ability to use multiple audiobook apps, but Amazon saves its slickest audiobook feature, Immersion Reading, for its Android app.
What Kind of Wireless Connection Do You Need?
Wi-Fi allows you to buy and download books for free from anywhere; today’s ebook readers can store over 1,000 books, and cloud storage allows you to download books to your device whenever you need them, as long as you’re connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Which Ebook Reader Should You Buy?
If you’re getting a Kindle, read our Amazon Kindle Tips Every Reader Should Know; if you prefer a larger screen or color, check out our top tablet picks. These are the best dedicated ebook readers available today.
Which eReaders are compatible with libraries?
Which E-book Readers Can I Use With My Digital Library?
- Amazon Kindle Kindle 2, 3, DX, Touch, Keyboard, Paperwhite.
- Sony Daily Edition, Pocket Edition, PRS-505, PRS-700, Touch Edition, Wi-Fi PRS-T1, T2.
- Barnes and Noble Nook 3G Wi-Fi, Touch.
- Kobo Kobo eReader, Touch.
What is the best eReader for library books?
The Kobo Libra H2O is our favorite Kobo reader, so if you’re looking for a device that can search for and borrow books from the library via Overdrive, this is the e-reader for you. Its design is similar to the Forma above, but its 7-inch screen is better suited to long reading sessions.
Can you borrow library books on eReader?
You can borrow eBooks from most public libraries and read them on your Kobo eReader using OverDrive, which most public libraries use to catalog and manage eBooks. These instructions will show you how to use OverDrive to borrow eBooks from your local library.
Can I download a library book to my Kindle?
You can get library books on your Kindle by going to your library’s website or using the OverDrive website; however, not all libraries support Kindle, and some titles may be restricted and thus unavailable for download on your Kindle.
How do ereaders work with libraries?
You can read a library ebook on your device just like any other ebook once you’ve transferred it. Note: Your ereader will be automatically authorized with the same Adobe ID or OverDrive account you used on your computer during the transfer process.
Which is better a Kindle or Kobo?
Both brands provide compelling experiences at comparable price points, as well as durable devices that will likely last for years unless they are damaged in a major accident; however, Amazon has a slightly better store experience and selection, while Kobo has slightly better hardware.
Which library has the most eBooks?
Which public library has the largest collection of eBooks?
- Overdrive has the most locations worldwide, but it focuses primarily on North America.
- New York Public Library (NY): (42%)
- Seattle Public Library (WA): (35%)
- Hennepin County Library (MN): (33%)
- Los Angeles Public Library (CA): (56%)
Is there a new Kindle coming out in 2020?
Amazon is expected to release a few new Kindle e-readers this year, after failing to do so in 2020. The Kindle Paperwhite and Oasis are both three years old and in need of a refresh; the Kindle Paperwhite 4 was released three years ago, and the Oasis was released in 2019.
Can you download eBooks from the library?
If your library is a member of Libby, OverDrive, or Hoopla, you can use the app to browse, borrow, and read books, as well as audiobooks, magazines, and other digital content. Some apps even allow you to send ebooks to the Amazon Kindle app, which makes them easier to read.
Why won’t my library book download to my Kindle?
If the book or app gets stuck downloading partway, delete it from your Kindle app or device and re-download it from the cloud section.
Can I download library books directly to my Kobo?
All you need is a library card and a Wi-Fi connection to borrow eBooks from your local library with OverDrive on your Kobo eReader. Browse, borrow, and place holds on library books directly from your eReader.
Can I use my Kindle to read library books?
You can borrow Kindle books from your local library’s website and have them delivered to your Kindle device or free reading app with a single click. To have the book delivered to your Kindle device or reading app, click “Get for Kindle” and then sign in to your Amazon.com account.
How do I lend a Kindle book to a friend?
Kindle Books on Loan
- Locate the title you’d like to loan in Manage Your Content and Devices.
- Select the Actions button, then select Loan this title on your eligible title.
- Enter the recipient’s personal email address and optional message, then select Send.
Can you borrow library books on Kindle Paperwhite?
You can borrow books on your Kindle Paperwhite, which means you don’t have to buy them. It’s not quite the same as it was before e-books, but remember the library?