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How to read books borrowed from Internet Archive on your Android device

“The Great Influenza” by John M. Barry borrowed by the Internet Archive lending library.

In the Internet Archive you can find a lending library with more than 3.000.000 books that you can borrow and read online. Depending on the book availability you can borrow a book for 1 hour or 14 days. After this period ends you can renew the book if it is still available. If you want to know more about the lending process there are information available here.

Reading books directly from the browser.

This is pretty much straight forward. All you have to do is create an Internet Archive account by subscribing for free and then choose the book you want to borrow from this catalogue.

Reading books on your Android Device.

Thats is a trickier one. It requires a couple of more steps but after the initial setup, things are really easy.

From your Android device:

Step 1: Download Adobe Digital Editions from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Download PocketBook Reader from the Google Play Store.

You are ready in terms of applications.

Step 3: Visit a book you have borrowed on Internet Archive. To the left you are going to see a menu that contains this icon:

by clicking it a menu will reveal. In this menu select Downloadable Files (2 formats) and in the next menu click on the Get PDF button.

This will download an .acsm file to your Android device.

Step 4: Open PocketBook Reader app. When you open it, it will require permission to scan your device folder and will automatically find any .acsm files.

Step 5: Click on the .acsm file you want. This will automatically open the Adobe Digital Editions page and require that you login. If you don’t have an account to Adobe Digital Editions page you can create one for free using the respective link.

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After finishing with setting up your account the e-book will download and open.

Happy reading!

By A.

Hello. I am Apostolos Kritikos. A Software Engineer and Researcher “made in Greece”. I love coffee, music and doing the lindy hop (swing dancing).

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