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About E-books

Learn how to find e-books from the library to download or read online.

About e-books

Read full books online or download them to your computer or mobile device – at no charge! This guide provides information on e-books and digital audiobooks available via the library.

  • Below, you'll find links to all e-book databases.
  • To choose a collection based on your needs or interests, try the Best Bets page in this guide.
  • Use the tabs at the top to find out more about a specific database, including help docs or handouts where available.

Questions? Contact us or visit us in the library.

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All about e-books

E-book collections from your library

Other e-book sources

Public domain (out-of-copyright) books are widely available online at no charge. Try these sites:

Some academic publishers provide open-access titles:

Did you know?

Have a computer or mobile device? You can use e-books! No special e-reader is required for any of the books available from the library. Even if you don't have reliable Internet access, you can read books you've already downloaded to your device. Just ask us if you need help getting started.

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Advantages of e-books

  • everywhere
    Online? Log on and start reading right away, from anywhere
  • portable
    Already carrying a mobile device or laptop with you? No added weight!
  • interactive
    Search for your keywords, highlight text, and mark pages in books
  • immediate
    No waiting for ILL delivery
  • budget-friendly
    No risk of losing or damaging, and no overdue fines!

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