Finding & using ebooks

How do I find ebooks?

We subscribe to several different ebook providers, giving you access to thousands of titles online.

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 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. Limit of 20 users at a time on this platform.

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.