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Celebrate Open Access Week with a Library E-book Reader

The Library has 28 older model e-book readers (Sony Reader Touch PRS-600) that have been used with specific classes in past semesters. We are now going to make these e-book readers available to the college community. They are old devices (no wireless, no extra features, b&w screen) but work fine for just reading some e-books. These Sony Readers can be checked out for 3 weeks just like a print book.

The Library's Sony Readers are pre-loaded with 25 open access and public domain books on them [see the list of titles here or via the Library catalog.

The e-books available on these devices include books by Cory Doctorow, Gabriela Coleman, Lawrence Lessig and classics like Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Solomon Northrup’s Twelve Years a Slave. You are also free to download e-books that are “borrowed” from the Library e-book collection too.

Check out a Sony Reader from the Library Media Services desk (where you can also borrow iPads and laptops). If you have any questions about thesee-book readers please contact Ann Matsuuchi in the Library ( .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Find out more about open access and related events at CUNY Libraries here: http://openaccess.commons.gc.cuny.edu/category/open-access-week/oa-week-2013/


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