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Locating and Downloading EBooks  

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is in this LibGuide?


eBook Access and Collections
Find out all you need to know about eBooks. How to find them, download, read and use them in your assignments and research.



eBook Formats
Read more about eBook formats and find out what formats to use on your readers and mobile devices.

Readers & Converters

Devices and Software
Find free eBook reader software and converters and locate the software you need to access the eBooks on your readers and mobile devices.

Open Access


Free eBooks
Take a look at the many free eBooks available on the Internet.

EBook News

EBook News
Find out what is going on in the EPublishing industry an what's new in reader technologies





What are eBooks?

This Guide will help you find information on eBooks available in Reed Library. It will also provide some general information on eBook hardware, software and the latest news pertaining to eBook publishing and Library collection development.

What is an eBook?
An eBook (Electronic Book; E-Book; Digital Book)  is the digital version of a printed book, or a full length book text that is published or converted to digital format to be viewed on the computer, dedicated ebook readers and mobile phones.

What eBook collections do we have available?
We have many eBook collections and individual eBooks available. You can find them by searching the library catalog or by going to the eBook Collections page.

How do I read E-Books?
All eBooks have links that open the documents that you can read on your computer when you are on campus.  To access the books when you are off campus follow the instructions on the "Accessing Ebooks" page.

What software do I need to read the eBooks?
All of our e-Books are PDF, ePUB or HTML format. See "Devices & Software" for more information.


Why use an eBook?

Use eBooks as you would use print books in your research:

* for basic information about a subject or topic.

* for an overview of a topic.

* for historical information.

* for definitions or standards.

* general interest and pleasure.


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