How to Find eBooks
The library has thousands of full-text electronic books (eBooks) that can be accessed online - no mobile device or eReader is necessary. You can see a list of our eBook databases on the Find > eBooks page of the library website.
This will bring you to a listing of our eBook collections so you can search our library catalog for all ebooks, or select a specific eBook database.
The EBSCO eBook collection is our largest, general-purpose eBook database, with full-text books on a variety of different topics. Once you find a title, you can view it directly in your browser window by clicking on the PDF icon. You cannot download the entire ebook as a PDF. For downloading options see the instructions below. You can also use the Cite tool to get an MLA or APA citation and the Permalink tool to get the permanent link for that title.
Saving & Printing Sections
To save or print sections of an ebook, use the Tools menu and select the Save Pages or Email Pages buttons. You can save and print up to 60 pages per day (for most titles).
There are additional details from EBSCO support site. Make sure you have an updated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to view the eBook online.
Some EBSCO eBooks can be downloaded and read offline. For those titles, you will see a Download this eBook (Offline) button. You need to sign up for a free My EBSCOhost account to use this feature.
- Desktop: Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing.
- Apple and Android devices: use the Bluefire Reader app (free) from iTunes or Google Play
- Kindle: PDFs can be created in the eBook Full Text view and transferred using Send To Kindle.
You can limit your search to downloadable titles by checking off the "Download Available" box before you begin your search for eBooks in the EBSCO database.
Subject-specific eBook Collections
We also subscribe to specialized eBook collections for specific subjects. They can be great resources for topics in these subject areas.
- ScienceDirect eBooks - Physical, biological, & social sciences eBooks. eBook chapters can be downloaded as PDFs.
Note: Not all the eBooks listed in ScienceDirect have the full-text available. Select "Subscribed sources" instead of "All sources" in the search window to limit your search to titles that you will be able to view.