We subscribe to multiple ebook packages, giving you access to thousands of titles online.
Check your student booklist on the UA BookStores' website (see Textbook FAQ). For each textbook, select Check UA Library for ebook ». You can also look in the Library Tools on your D2L Brightspace course sites. Course ebooks will be featured in the upper right corner.
The library buys multi-user ebook versions of required textbooks whenever possible. Unfortunately, licensing works differently for libraries than it does for individuals. Most titles are unavailable to us as ebooks for course use.
All ebooks are laptop and desktop friendly. Offline reading on mobile devices is possible with the following apps:
Each individual ebook contains information about device support.
The number of simultaneous users varies for individual books. We buy multi-user access whenever possible. Sometimes, 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.
Individual ebooks contain information about downloading, printing, and saving. Some ebooks can be downloaded for a specified period of time. But keep in mind that downloading an entire book may impact multi-user access, and may also require creating an account from the vendor's website and installing additional software.
The number of pages you can print or save also varies by provider. In general:
EBSCO Ebook Collection: Print up to 60 pages. Some publishers allow you to download the entire book for up to 21 days.
ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary, MyiLibrary and Ebook Library): Print up to 40% of books. Download entire books for 1-14 days, depending on publisher.
Safari Books Online: You can print individual sections of a book. You cannot download an entire book.
ScienceDirect: Download each chapter (PDF) to print or save.
SpringerLink: 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.