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Library Manual for Students

Library Manual for Students

EBooks

EBooks

Students of Luther Rice have access to more than 500,000 eBooks covering a wide variety of subjects. This section will review these resources and how students can benefit from them. EBooks are electronic versions of printed books that have added features such as built-in dictionaries, hyperlinked contents, indexes, footnotes, and fully searchable texts. EBooks can be read anywhere a student has an Internet connection. Most of the books can be downloaded to a personal computer or to an eBook Reader.

Searching for EBooks

Searching for EBooks

Smith Library provides access to a comprehensive collection of electronic books through Axis 360, EBSCOhost, and ProQuest’s eBook Central. Authentication with your student email address and password is required.

Viewing & Checking Out EBooks

Viewing & Checking Out EBooks

Axis 360 EBooks:

EBooks may be checked out for a period of 14 days. Materials will automatically be returned on the due date, or you may use the “Return” button to allow other students to access the eBook, if you have finished with it prior to the due date. Most of these books can be read directly from your internet browser with the click of the “Read Now” button after checkout. To download these eBooks, you must use the Axis 360 mobile app which can be found in your app store.

 

EBSCO EBooks:

Checkout is available for select items up to 14 days. The file will not open after the 14 days and the book will be "returned" to the collection for others to access.

You may print or save a limited number pages from most EBSCO eBooks. For downloading eBooks and reading them off-line on your computer or portable device, Adobe Digital Editions is required. You must create an EBSCO account to utilize this feature.

For Mobile Devices: EBSCO eBooks are mobile-responsive and do not require download to read on mobile devices. However, for instructions on how to download an EBSCO eBook to a mobile device, see this online guide from EBSCO.

 

ProQuest EBooks:

ProQuest is another provider of Luther Rice eBooks. You can read online or download ProQuest eBooks. For downloading eBooks and reading them off-line on your computer or portable device, Adobe Digital Editions is required. You can check out an eBook for up to 21 days. Printing is restricted to 10-30% of each eBook.

Additional EBook Help

Additional EBook Help:

For further help with eBooks, view our Introduction to Library EBooks LibGuide.

Other Free EBooks

Other Free EBooks

Below is a list of other eBook providers a student may wish to utilize: