Ebrary Launches an Android App

The library ebook distributor ebrary has just announced the imminent release of a new app. Some time this summer students and library patrons will gain another easy way to read ebooks checked out from ebrary’s partner libraries.

“There are an estimated 300 million active Android smartphones and tablets worldwide, with 850,000 devices activated daily,” said Matt Barnes, ebrary’s Vice President of Marketing. He added, “The launch of our Android app is a direct response to the many requests we’ve received from users who want a way to utilize scholarly e-books from trusted publishers on the device of their choice.”

The app will offer  access to all the ebooks both license and purchased from ebrary, including the 75,000 titles available through Academic Complete, the library industry’s first and only aggregated ebook subscription service. Students will also be able to use this app to read the ebooks uploaded by libraries via DASH!, ebrary’s hosting service for partner libraries.

On a related note, ebrary also has a similar app in iTunes for the iPad and iPhone, and that’s what is shown in the lead image.