Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2015     Views: 59

Thanks for completing a Library Comments card asking that the Library investigates a way to enable students to access resources on their kindles.

This is something we'd very much like to do, however there are a number of limitations which mean that for most of our resources this isn't something we can legally do.  Most resources are provided with Digital Rights Management (DRM) embedded within them, this is put in place to prevent illegal sharing of files, etc.  As such it limits how our e-resources are accessed and shared.  These are policies put in place by publishers, rather than restrictions which we impose.

Currently only one of our e-book suppliers provide the option to send an ebook to your kindle - and this option is provided only on a selection of their titles.  If you'd like to find out more, see the Palgrave Connect page of our Ebook Collections Guide for instructions on how to use this.

It's good to know that you would find this useful.  We work with other academic institutions to encourage publishers to consider ways of making their content more readily accessible, so feedback from students about what they would like is very helpful.

I hope this help explain the current situation, if things change we'll be sure to let everyone know!


Sharon Nangle

Academic Liaison Librarian

November 2015

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