Ebook platforms and collections

Click on the titles below to learn more about each ebook platform or collection's functionality.

The library doesn’t purchase every ebook on every platform, so you might see ebooks to which you don’t have access on a publisher’s website or platform. The best way to check for access to an ebook is by searching the library catalogue.

If you have the option of downloading a book for offline reading, you may be asked to download Adobe Digital Editions.

If you have questions or need additional help, ask a librarian.

How to find and open an individual ebook

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to a book through the library catalogue, click on any page in the table of contents to start reading.  The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download a maximum of 30 pages during a 24-hour period.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can perform keyword searches within the full text of a book.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue the book will display in the viewer. Scroll down to advance pages

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual page ranges or the full book as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download the full book as a PDF file for offline use.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can download a high-resolution version of any page or image for re-use in a publication.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, expand the sections in the left hand menu, and click on any chapter title to begin reading. Click "View in Book Reader" to navigate page-by-page.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as HTML files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of books, create a personal account and access Ovid's Ask-a-Librarian tool.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but if you create a Brill account you can save items, group entries with labels and access your viewing history.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

If you decide to register for a Brill account, you can use tools like labeling or 'starring' search results and found articles, making search alerts and saving search results.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on a chapter to download as a PDF, or send to Kindle, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but if you want to access the books using Kindle, Dropbox or Google Drive, you'll need an account for one of those services.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can perform keyword searches within the full text of a book.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. Make sure you have toggled the “Full Access Content Only” button at the top of the page to restrict your searching and browsing to content that is available.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited.
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can download or print individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of books and create a personal account to mark books as favourites and save searches.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click any chapter title to begin reading. The chapter will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download some titles as an EPUB file for offline use.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a personal account in order to add notes, save a book to your bookshelf and export citations.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "Read Online" to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but to download books for offline use, you'll have to create an Adobe Digital Editions account.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
It varies. Some books are limited to a single user at one time. If you are denied access, try again later or create an EBLaccount to be notified when the book is available for use.
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download up to 20% or a single chapter of a given book.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download most books for a 1-3 day loan with an Adobe Digital Editions account.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can add notes or search through the full text of the book.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but if you want to use books offline or on a mobile device, you'll have to download the free Bluefire Reader app and Adobe Digital Editions.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
It varies. Some books are limited to a single user at one time. If you are denied access, try again later or create an ebrary account to be notified when the book is available for use.
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can copy approximately 10% of a given book and print a single chapter up to approximately 25% of a given book.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download some books for a seven or fourteen-day loan period with an ebrary and Adobe Digital Editions account.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create an ebrary account to download books for offline use, or to add notes and highlighting to books.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but to print, download chapters, or download books for offline use you'll need to create an EBSCOhost account.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
It varies. Some books are limited to a single user at one time. If you are denied access, try again later or create an EBSCOhost account to be notified when the book is available for use.
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download between 20 and 100 pages from a single title (varies by title). You'll need an EBSCOhost account to print or download.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download books as ePUB or PDF with an EBSCOhost and Adobe Digital Editions account.

Does the collection have any special features?

If you create an EBSCOhost account, you can save notes on the text.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click the "Read Now" button or click on a chapter in the table of contents to begin reading.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can perform keyword searches within the full text of a book.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create citation alerts for individual chapters and click directly through to Google Scholar to search references for each chapter.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a personal account to access features like search alerts and saved searches.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The chapter will open  in your browser or can be downloaded as a PDF or EPUB file.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a personal account for features such as saved searches and favourites.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "View eBook" above the book's cover.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can perform keyword searches within the full text of a book, listen to texts or download an MP3 of book content, or create a Gale account to save content, add highlighting or personal notes.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "PDF" under any of the book chapters to begin reading. The chapter will open as a PDF file.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the IEEE library by title, subject or keyword.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "PDF" or "HTML" beside any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of books and create a personal account to mark books as favourites and save searches.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to view the chapters as a webpage or to download a PDF or ePUB file. Or, where available, click "PDF book" or "ePub book" to download the whole title for offline use.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but you'll need an ereader or ereader software on your mobile device to use the ePub format.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download select titles for offline use as PDF or EPub files.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can download books to your e-reader in PDF or ePUB formats and take advantage of multimedia content integrated in IOP eBooks.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents in the left-hand menu to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as HTML files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of books.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click any chapter title to begin reading. The chapter will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can  print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click the "Table of Contents" tab and then the title of any chapter. On the chapter page, click PDF to read the full text of the chapter.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a personal account to access features like reading lists and saved searches.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents in the left-hand menu to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but for offline use on a mobile device, you can download the free Knovel ToGo app for IOS/Android.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files. There is a download limit of roughly 10% or 25 pages per title.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download books to the Knovel ToGo app for offline use for up to 30 days.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a Knovel ToGo account to download books for offline use to Apple and Android devices.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, the book will display in the viewer. Advance page by page or click the contents icon to jump to a specific section.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download selected page ranges or the fulltext of the book.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download the full book as a PDF file for offline use.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "download ebook" to download the full title as a PDF file.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download the full text as a PDF file.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download the full book as a PDF file for offline use.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "PDF" or "PDF plus" to download the full book, or click on the book's title to access the table of contents and navigate to a particular chapter.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download the full book as a PDF file for offline use.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a personal account to receive citation alerts or add a book to your favourites.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading or use the arrows at top to advance pages.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but to download books for offline use, you'll have to create an Adobe Digital Editions and MyiLibrary account.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
It varies. Some books are limited to a single user at one time. If you are denied access, try again later or create a MyiLibrary account to place a hold on a book and receive an email when it becomes available.
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download up to 10% of a given book as a PDF.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

You can download some books for a fourteen-day loan period with a MyiLibrary and Adobe Digital Editions account.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a MyiLbrary account to download books for offline use.

How can I read books in this collection online?

 

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter title in the contents to begin reading. The chapter will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of a book.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter title in the contents to begin reading, and then on a page in the left-hand menu. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters  or text sections as PDF files. Notes and supplementary material appear in the PDF after the main text. 

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of a book and the notes. You can link directly to dictionaries and other sources from words or fragments in the text. 

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter title in the contents to begin reading. The chapter will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of a book and create a personal account to save searches and mark favourites.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, the book will display in the viewer. Advance page by page or click "contents" to jump to a specific chapter or section.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

You'll need an ereader or ereader software on your mobile device to use the ePub or Kindle formats.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

Users may print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

Users can download titles as a PDF, ePub or Kindle file for offline reading.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to a book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to begin reading. The book will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can access links to related content in other APA books and journals from every book chapter and section.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents or in search results to begin reading. The chapter will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited.
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can download or print individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within abstracts of chapters.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter in the table of contents to view the chapters as a webpage or to download a PDF or EPUB file.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but you'll need an ereader or ereader software on your mobile device to use the EPub format.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can download citations to the software of your choice, and access suggestion for related content from the RSC library.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter title in the contents to begin reading. The chapter will open in your browser.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of a book or create a personal account to create custom reading lists.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "Read this Book" to open the reader in your browser and advance page-by-page. Some books must be "borrowed" and cannot be read online. For these books, click "Borrow this e-book" to see if the book is currently available, and click "Downlod your book here" to send to your Adobe Digital Editions account.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

For borrowable books, you'll need Adobe Digital Editions. To read borrowable books on a mobile device an ereader is required. Bluefire is the recommended free ereader. You can't download and read borrowable books on a public computer.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
It varies. Some books are limited to a single user at one time. For these books, click "Borrow this e-book" to see if the book is available and if unavailable, the date it is due back.
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or dowload single chapters, generally up to 20% of the book or 36 pages.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

For borrowable books, you can download full titles to Adobe Digital Editions for a 72-hour period.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a personal account to save highlighted sections, notes, and bookmarks.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "PDF" beside any chapter title in the contents to begin reading. The PDF will download to your device.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

No

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "Download PDF" or "View Chapter" under any chapter title to begin reading or click "Download eBook" to download the full book.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but you'll need an ereader or ereader software on your mobile device to use the ePub format for books where EPub is available.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

Some books are available as EPub files, you can download them for offline use.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of books or create a personal account to save searches and notes.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click "View book online" to read the book in the viewer and advance page by page or click "Download book" to download the full text of the book.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download ranges of pages as a PDF.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

Most books are available as PDF files, you can download them for offline use.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create a personal account to create a shortlist of eBooks.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click the arrows at the bottom right to advance pages or expand the table of contents from the left hand menu to jump to a section.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No, but you'll need Thieme's iPublisher Central Reader and Adobe Air in order to download content for offline use.

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download pages using the online reader by clicking the Print icon in the top right-hand corner.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

Yes, you can download books for offline use by first downloading the iPublishCentral Reader for Apple and Android.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can create an account in order to create bookshelves, set bookmarks, add notes, copy and print directly, or download and print full chapters.

How can I read books in this collection online?

Once connected to the book through the library catalogue, click on any chapter title in the contents and then select the "PDF" tab to begin reading.

Do I need a separate account or special software?

No

How many people can read books in this collection at once?
Unlimited
Can I download or print pages or chapters?

You can print or download individual chapters as PDF files.

Can I download the entire book for offline reading?

A PDF of the full text can be downloaded for off-line reading. The PDF will be downloaded as a .zip file.

Does the collection have any special features?

You can search within the fulltext of each book.