What might the student experience of using e-book readers be in terms of functionality, ease of use and availability of content? Do e-readers fit into current study practices? These were among the questions which Cranfield and The Open University Libraries wanted to investigate as part of an e-book reader pilot study. Six participants were selected at each of the two universities, and given an eâ€book reader to use for their studies over a period of three months. Their experiences were recorded through surveys, workshops, an online forum and interviews. The pilot explored what the students used them for and how, what their ideal eâ€book reader would be like and looked at the potential role for academic libraries in supporting student use of these devices.