The library has ebooks available for your course reading, source information for research papers or personal reading. The ebook collection can be found by searching the catalog.
The ebooks are available from two providers: EBSCOhost or Proquest EBookLibrary (EBL). All of the ebooks can be read online without being downloaded. You can take notes, and print or copy portions of the ebook while in the online mode.
The ebooks can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. Downloaded ebooks are protected with Digital Rights Management (DRM) so you will need to create an Adobe ID and authorize your computer or mobile device with Adobe. To download an ebook to Windows computer or a MAC, install Adobe Digital Editions. To download an ebook to an iOS or Android mobile device download the Bluefire Reader app. Click the images below to learn more about Adobe Digital Editions and BlueFire Reader.
Install Adobe Digital Editions to your computer.
Download the BlueFire Reader app to your mobile device or tablet.
Reading options: Click on the ebook from the catalog, you will be prompted to enter your USML userID and Password.
Select Read Online (Available) and read in the EBL online reader.
Select Download, set the checkout period, and choose either ePUB (flowable text) or PDF. The ebook file will be downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer/laptop.
Access from your mobile device and download to Bluefire Reader app (avail. for Apple or Android devices).
Print pages: Printing restricted to 20% of each ebook. Remaining print balances can be viewed for each ebook on the details tab in the Online Reader.
Notes/Annotation: Can create bookmarks and notes on any page in the EBL Online Reader. To create a bookmark, click the Notes tab to the left of the ebook page, click "Create New Note." To add notes to a bookmarked page, enter a title and type in your notes or copy and paste text into the text box. Bookmarks/notes are private and save automatically. To access Bookmarks for a specific title during current or future sessions, open the ebook in the EBL Online Reader and go to the Notes tab.
Checkout duration: To download the ebook you need to checkout the material, from 1 to 7 days. The ebook will be removed from the reading app after the checkout expiration. You may re-checkout the item.