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Finding & Using Ebooks


How do I find ebooks?

We subscribe to several different ebook providers, giving you access to thousands of titles online. A good starting place is to search Summon for ebooks in our collection:

Or use our advanced catalog search and select EBOOK in the drop-down menu under Format.

What devices can I use to view ebooks?

All ebooks are laptop and desktop friendly. Offline reading on mobile devices is possible with the following apps:

  • Bluefire Reader for Apple/Android
  • Adobe Digital Editions for Nook/Sony Readers
  • PDF Viewer in Kindle or other mobile devices

Each individual ebook contains information about device support.

How many people can access an ebook at once?

While most publishers allow multi-user access, the number of simultaneous users varies for individual books. In rare cases only one user at a time can download a book (until the book is returned). Contact us if you have questions about a specific title.

Can I download, save or print borrowed ebooks?

Individual ebooks contain information about downloading, printing and saving. Some ebooks can be downloaded for a specified period of time. But keep in mind, downloading an entire book impacts multi-user access and may require creating an account from the publisher's website.

The number of pages you can print or save also varies by provider. In general:

EbraryPrint up to 60 pages. Some publishers will let you download the entire book for 1-2 weeks.

Ebook Library (EBL): Print up to 20% of the book. Some publishers let you download the entire book for up to 3 days.

EBSCO Ebook Collection: Print up to 60 pages. Some publishers allow you to download the entire book for up to 21 days.

MyiLibrary: Print up to 10% of the book. Some publishers will let you download the entire book for up to 2 weeks. Some titles must be downloaded (not available for online reading).

Safari Books Online: You can print individual sections of a book. You cannot download an entire book. Limit of 10 users at a time.

ScienceDirect: Download each chapter (PDF) to print or save.

Springer Journals & Ebooks: Download each chapter (PDF) to print or save. You can also download the entire book.

Wiley Online Library: Download each chapter (PDF) to print or save.

Last modified: June 3, 2015