How to Find eBooks
The library has access to thousands of full-text electronic books (eBooks) that can be accessed online. To find eBooks, search one of our eBook collections.
Library eBook Collections
Click on the Find Books & Videos tab and select "Search eBooks."
This will bring you to a listing of our eBook collections:
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 eBook Full Text. You can also use the "Permalink" feature to link directly to that title.
Saving & Printing Sections
To download or print sections of an ebook, use the Tools menu and select the Print button. You can print up to 60 pages per day.
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.
Downloadable eBooks with EBSCO
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.
- Safari Tech Books - eBooks on Web development, operating systems, etc. Titles must be viewed online; they cannot be downloaded.