How to check out a library book

Whenever I tell people that I love checking out ebooks from my library and brag how I don’t have to leave the house to get them or return them, and you can’t get late fees because they return automatically, they always say immediately: “How do you check out ebooks?” It’s actually pretty easy once you learn it, but honestly it’s not the most intuitive app I’ve ever used. But the process is surprisingly standard among libraries. I’m going to walk you through how to do it.

OverDrive is the most popular ebook lending service that libraries subscribe to and the only lending service that I know of that lends kindle books. So this tutorial is how to use OverDrive. **Note: I’m going to walk you through the mobile app because the desktop version goes through the same steps. So once you know how to use the mobile app, the desktop one will be cake….if you can find it. Libraries always put the link to Overdrive in the strangest places…..

Get the OverDrive app

1. Create an account

Once you’ve downloaded the app to your phone or device, when you open it for the first time it will ask for an Adobe account. You can create one for free or login if you already have one. You have to have one to read ebooks inside the app. If you just want to listen to audiobooks or only check out kindle books, you don’t need an Adobe account (and you can always add one later under Settings).

How to check out a library book

Look the app is being all helpful and wants you to click on the menu icon :).

2. Find your local library

After the Adobe login screen prompt, click on the menu icon. Click on “Add a library.” That will take you to a screen where you can either search for your library or browse the libraries that subscribe to OverDrive. Find your local library with either method. I searched “Herriman” since that is the city library I use. When you select your library, it will bring up another window that shows the library systems. Select your library system. For mine, Herriman is the city library name, but since it’s a county wide library system, it showed the “Salt Lake County Library System” and that’s what I selected.

How to check out a library bookWhen you’ve added your library you will see something like this.

Every library customizes their homepage a little, so your might look different than mine, but the navigation should be the same.

How to check out a library book3. Log in (yes, again)

Click on the person icon to log into your library account.

This is where it can kind of get confusing. You have to log into your library system in the app and it’s different than the Adobe account that you logged into at the start.

The other thing that is confusing is that each library will have different login requirements. Some libraries make you select your city library from a list, some have you just type in your library card number, and some require a password AND your library card number. And I’m sure some libraries will have more hoops to jump through than I’ve mentioned. If you can’t figure out how to log in, you will need to talk to your librarian. For me, my local library just requires my library card number.

4. Find books

You can browse books by genre by clicking the menu icon or search for a specific book. You can filter your search to only show books available (by clicking the button at the top). You can sort the books if you scroll all the way to the bottom. You can sort by format, how popular books are, alphabetical etc.

There are a lot of icons that aren’t really explained, so here’s a graphic for what they all mean.

How to check out a library book

You can find your wishlist under your account so you can come back to books later. Any books with red bookmarks under them are on your wishlist.

5. Check out a book

To check out a book, just click the cover or title. Then click the blue button that says “borrow”. It will take you to a new screen. Scroll down a little until you see your book. Click the blue button that says “Download” and pick your format.

For EPUB

If you select the Adobe EPUB format, click the link below it that says “Confirm & Download”. It will load right into the app. Click the menu icon and then “Bookshelf” so see your book. Easy!

How to check out a library bookFor Kindle

If you select the kindle format, it will take you to Amazon’s site within the app. The Amazon site comes up in the full size on your tiny app so you have to scroll to the right a lot to find the button that says “Get library book.” O.o Seriously who designed this?? If you’re not logged in to Amazon, it will probably ask you to log in. (Sorry I couldn’t test this. Even when I log out of Amazon it seems to know who I am when I come back to the screen…..freaky). Select the kindle you want to send it to and click continue. Most kindle books will then just be emailed to your kindle that you selected. Some kindle books can only be loaded via USB from your computer so you have to use the desktop app to get those on your kindle. Less Easy!!

Tip for Using the Desktop Version

If you can’t find your library’s OverDrive link on their website, you can search for it from OverDrive.com. Type your zip code in the box on the righthand site under “Find a Library”. Look through the search results and find your library. The next page will give you a direct link to the OverDrive site for your library! Yay! I wish I had known about that earlier! I have to go through 3 layers of navigation from my local library’s website. O.o

I hope this tutorial helps!

Do you check out ebooks from your library? Are you going to try it now? If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!

How to check out a library book

Preserving old books the right way is important now, and for the future!

If you own or inherit a set of old books, whether its a valuable historical collection or a set of your grandmother’s recipe books, you’ll want to keep them safe. Old books can be damaged by several factors including moisture, heat, sunlight, and general mishandling. Here are some guidelines on preserving your valued books.

Handle with Care

As noted by the Library of Congress , proper handling is one of the keys to preserving old books. If the book is on a shelf, pull the book out from its middle instead of reaching for the top of the book’s spine, which in the case of older books is often fragile.

Before you open the book, make sure your hands are clean—regular soap and water will do the trick nicely .

When you open an older book, don’t let it sit flat. Instead, use items such as other books or clean/dry rolled-up hand towels to prop the sides of the book so that the spine and pages aren’t over-stressed and possibly cracked or damaged.

While you’re looking through an old book, make sure there are no food or beverages around.

If you’re going to take notes, follow the universal rule of every rare book librarian: use a pencil. No pens should be anywhere near your rare old books.

If you want to save a page, do not use a bookmark made out of acidic materials (regular notebook paper, index cards, Post-It Notes, etc.), as these can cause the ink and paper to deteriorate over time. You should also avoid paperclips or folding back the corner of the pages, which can damage fragile old books (and lower the book’s value if it’s rare). Instead of any of these potentially damaging methods for marking a page, we recommend using a piece of archival paper as a bookmark.

If you want to write a note on this acid-free bookmark please do so in pencil, as the oils and solvents in pen inks might stain or transfer to the pages.

If your books are damaged, consider using filmoplast tapes to re-hinge a book or to mend torn pages. If your book is old, rare, or sentimentally or monetarily valuable, however, you might wish to contact a professional book restorer or conservationist.

Consider the Conditions

Various elements can damage a book. Store your books in a place with lower humidity fluctuations and a relatively normal temperature range–no attics or basements!. When it comes to preserving old books, it’s important that you try and maintain these conditions at all times. Books can also be affected if the environment changes seasonally. If you have an in-home library, keep the temperature between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The air should also have a humidity level of between 30 and 50 percent.

If your home is prone to excess humidity, consider getting a dehumidifier that will remove the extra moisture. You may also want to keep your important or valuable books in a closet or darkened unused room as light—especially direct sunlight from a window—can cause ink to fade and leather or fabric bindings to age more quickly.

How to check out a library book

Archival Methods’ Metal Edge Boxes come in variety of colors to match your tastes and decor, as well as an assortment of sizes and depths to fit a wide variety of old books.

Avoiding storing books in basements, which are vulnerable to floods (naturally occurring or via leaky water heaters), or attics (with their potentially leaky roofs). Basements and attics also typically experience extreme heat and humidity fluctuations.

Instead, consider placing your important or rare books in a dark, cool closet. Regardless of where you store them, be sure to dust regularly to prevent mold spores from building up and eventually growing on the books’ pages. If the books are placed on a shelf (always out of direct sunlight!), try to keep books with others of the same size. That way the pressure is equalized and a smaller book won’t “indent” on a larger book next to it. You should also make sure your books are stored upright, not slanted or on top of one another. Use heavy bookends to help keep them in place.

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You can also protect your books by placing them in metal edge boxes or artifact boxes , which are acid- and lignin-free, which will prevent light and other damaging elements from coming into contact with your books. If you’re very concerned about keeping your rare or sentimentally/monetarily valuable books safe, it is always recommend to go the extra mile by placing them in unsealed individual polyethylene bags (unsealed so the books can “breathe”) which can further protect books and bindings from dust, moisture and various household pollutants.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions or would like more information on the archival storage and presentation materials that are right for you, please contact us here at Archival Methods. We’re always there to help with any archiving, storage, or presentation questions you may have.

You can borrow Kindle Books from your library to read on Kindle devices or Kindle reading apps.

Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only.

If you’re using a Fire tablet, please refer to our guide on getting started with the OverDrive app.

How to borrow and deliver Kindle Books

  1. Open your library’s digital collection (you can find it using www.overdrive.com).
  2. Find a Kindle Book to borrow. You can see all of your library’s Kindle Books by selecting the Kindle Books link near the top of the site (or under on mobile devices).
    Note: You may want to check whether a Kindle Book has any device restrictions before you borrow it (this is most common for picture books, read-alongs, and graphic novels).
  3. Select Borrow. If prompted, sign into your library. for the title (if available). Then, select Borrow again.
    How to check out a library book
  4. After you borrow the title, select Read now with Kindle.
  5. You’ll be taken to Amazon’s website to finish getting the ebook.
    Note: You must complete this step for the book you borrowed to appear in the “Your Content and Devices” list in your Amazon account. If the book doesn’t appear in this list, you won’t be able to download it on any device.
    • If you’re signed into your Amazon account, verify the “Deliver to:” device and select Get Library Book.
    • If you’re not signed into your Amazon account, select Get Library Book, and sign in.

Your Kindle ereader needs a Wi-Fi connection to download library Kindle Books from Amazon. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, you’ll need to transfer the title via USB.

Once a book is on your Kindle device or reading app, you can read it just like any other Kindle Book. For specific help reading on your device (like how to change the font or save a bookmark), visit Amazon Device Support.

If you want to read the ebook on a different Kindle device or app, you can deliver it again from Amazon’s website during the lending period.

QuickSearch is a tool to find books, ebooks, films, audiobooks, and more. Here patrons can view, reserve and renew materials online. QuickSearch includes materials from both the Midlothian and Chester Libraries and also from collections available online.

  • Search QuickSearch with a keyword, an author, or a title.
  • Click on the title of the item for more information.

Check out a Book

A student ID or community library card required to check out books, headphones, computers, and other library equipment. Library cards are also needed to reserve items. The loan period for most items is four weeks, with one renewal.

Books checked out at one campus library may be returned to the other campus library. Both campuses also have an outdoor book drop. Patrons can check their library record through the SIGN IN link in QuickSearch. Use your myTyler login to access your information. Through MY ACCOUNT, patrons can check on holds, renew books and update their library record.

Transfer a Book

Library materials can be requested for delivery at either campus. Generally this takes 1-2 business days.

To request using QuickSearch:

  1. Find an item in QuickSearch.
  2. Click on the link for REQUEST THIS ITEM. Sign-in with myTyler if prompted by link.
  3. Select pick-up location from drop down menu.
  4. Click on HOLD.
  5. Library staff will contact users via email when the book arrives.

Textbook Bank

Both college libraries offer a textbook bank of required text and supplemental materials. The textbook bank materials are provided to the Libraries by instructors and loan periods and limitations are at the discretion of the faculty member, not the Libraries.

Course reserves and other textbook offerings can be found by searching the Libraries' catalog by the title of the desired text. Contact the Libraries if you would like to see if a text is available at either campus library.

Library Cards

Students, faculty, and staff should use their staff or student ID to borrow books, DVDs, laptops, tablets, and headphones.

Community members may obtain a library card by completing an application and presenting a photo ID. There is no charge for library cards and patrons can complete an application form at the Midlothian or Chester Campus Libraries. Users are responsible for all items borrowed with their card.

Please inform the Library staff if your card is lost or stolen.

Library Loan Policies

Circulating items: books, noncurrent magazines, reserve materials, DVDs, calculators, laptops, Chromebooks, and other equipment.

Non-circulating items: reference materials, reserve materials (library use only), and current issue magazines. These items must be used in the library.

The loan period is four weeks for most items, with unlimited renewal as long as no requests exist for the item. Library reserves is the only collection with varying loan periods. Loan periods are determined by the materials' owner.

The number of items borrowed is limited by borrower status. Students and staff may borrow up to 30 items. Community members may borrow up to 15 items.

Materials may be transferred from one campus library to the other. It may take up to three business days for the material to be received.

Requests for materials from the other campus library and renewals may be made online, in person, by phone, or by email. When an item is available for pickup, patrons will be emailed through their college student account. Community borrowers will be contacted via email. Patrons have one week to pick up their materials.

All items may be returned to either campus library. DVDs should not be placed in outdoor book drops.

Members of the college community may borrow items at other participating institutions through the Library’s participation in VIVA’s Cooperative Borrowing Program. This program allows students, faculty, and staff at VIVA institutions to borrow materials on-site from any participating library; items must also be returned at that library. Details can be found on VIVA’s site.

Fines and Fees

Materials from the library collections do not accrue fines. If items are overdue, the library will send a reminder. If items are overdue for more than 90 days they are considered delinquent or lost. If the item is not returned, patrons will be billed for the delinquent/lost items. Patrons will be billed for damaged items. Two additional notices are sent to the patron. Lost items may prevent students from registering for classes, graduating, or receiving college transcripts. The Commonwealth of Virginia may recover fees from an individual's state income tax refund, or other such monies issued by the Commonwealth, such as lottery winnings.

Exceptions: Textbook Bank

Some Textbook Bank items are for use only in the library. Some may be checked out for one-day, three-day, or one-week periods.

Delinquent and Damaged Items

If an item is not returned, the patron will receive a notice that the item is lost and there is a replacement fee. The patron’s library account will be blocked and the patron will be unable to check out library materials until the item is returned or they pay the replacement cost. The cost for the item will be assessed by the library, based on the list price of the book from the library’s vendors.

A service indicator may be placed on a student’s college account after the item has been lost. Unpaid library obligations may prevent patrons from checking out materials, registering for classes or obtaining grade transcripts.

Lost technology will be assessed the replacement cost of the item.

The Library reserves the right to revoke Interlibrary Loan privileges if patrons lose items or return them in damaged condition.

The Library does not accept patron-purchased replacement copies of lost material in lieu of payment of the replacement fee.

Once paid, the lost or damaged title becomes the property of the student.

KSU Library policy requires that all materials checked out of the library be returned by their due date or be subject to fines. Patrons that receive a borrowing period for the full academic year must physically return materials by their due date before checking them out again. Failure to do so will result in overdue fines.

Loan Periods

  • Books @ KSU: 28 days
  • Books / GIL Express: 28 days
  • Books / Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods set by the lending library
  • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only
  • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class – At the discretion of course instructor.

Renewal

  • Books @ KSU: Up to 3 Renewals – Library Account, Sturgis Library Check Out (470-578-6202), Johnson Library Check Out (470-578-7276) OR Library Information Desk
  • Books / GIL Express: 2 Renewals – Library Account OR GIL Express Account
  • Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending Library
  • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only.
  • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class – At the discretion of course instructor

Maximum Number of Items

  • Books @ KSU: 15 Books
  • Books / GIL Express: 100
  • Books / Interlibrary Loan: 15 items
  • Laptops: 1 per student
  • Course Reserves: 2 Items

Loan Periods

  • Books @ KSU: one semester
  • Books / GIL Express: 28 days
  • Books / Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods set by the lending library
  • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only
  • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class – At the discretion of course instructor.
  • DVD’s & Videos: 7days

Renewal

  • Books @ KSU: No renewals, can borrow for one semester
  • Books / GIL Express: 2 Renewals – Library Account OR GIL Express Account
  • Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending Library
  • Laptops: 4 hours / In library use only.
  • Course Reserves: 2hr, 3hr, 7day, class-to-class – At the discretion of course instructor
  • DVD’s & Videos: 7days – no renewals

Maximum Number of Items

  • Books @ KSU: 30
  • Books / GIL Express: 100
  • Books / Interlibrary Loan: 30 items
  • Laptops: 1 per student
  • Course Reserves: 2 Items
  • DVDs & Videos: 2 Items

Special Note

  • Graduate Ph.D students please identify yourselves at check-out to have your account marked accordingly.

Loan Periods

  • Books @ KSU: Due annually on August 31 or upon item recall
  • Books / GIL Express: 28 days
  • Books / Interlibrary Loan: Loan periods set by the lending library.
  • DVD’s & Videos: 7 days

Renewal

  • Books @ KSU: NO Renewals – All books are due annually on August 31 or upon item recall
  • Books / GIL Express: 2 Renewals –Library Account OR GIL Express Account
  • Books / Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the lending Library
  • DVDs & Videos: 7days no renewals

Maximum Number of Items

  • Books @ KSU: 100
  • Books / GIL Express: 100
  • Books / Interlibrary Loan: 60 items
  • DVDs & Videos: 2

Kennesaw State University Libraries are open to the public. There is no need to sign-in or sign-up for anything in order to visit our library and use most library resources while in the library.

Computing
Visitors to KSU can use a guest computer in each of our libraries (2 hour limit). All other computers are for KSU student use and require student log-in. Guests cannot access library resources from off-campus.

Borrowing Privileges
Any Visitor to KSU who does not have a student, faculty or staff affiliation with a University System of Georgia school must join our Friends of the Library program to borrow material. Friends of the Library DOES NOT include remote access to electronic resources OR borrowing services such as Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and GIL Express. Ask your local public library about requesting materials through their ILL service.

FOL Membership Privileges
Books: 3 books
Loan Period: 2 weeks
Renewal: 1 renewal

You will need.
Friends of the Library Borrowing Card
Picture ID

Alumni Services

Welcome Back!
The Kennesaw State University Library System allows all alumni to use most library resources while in the library, however, we ask that you become a member of our Friends of the Library program if you are interested in checking out books.

Computing
Alumni can use their NetID and password to log on to computers in the library as long as it’s still active (for up to 3 semesters after graduation). Visitors without a NetID are welcome to use the guest computer. Alumni or guests cannot access library resources from off-campus.

Borrowing Privileges
Alumni who become members of Friends of the Library are provided with limited borrowing privileges. These privileges DO NOT include remote access to electronic resources OR borrowing services such as Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and GIL Express. Ask your local public library about requesting materials through their ILL service.

How to check out a library book

You can go to your local library’s website, call or visit your library to ask them if they support it. Also, it’s important to ask what service they use to allow access to their digital collection. If you have a NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, NOOK HD, or NOOK HD+, find out the name of the App that your local library uses. You can search these sites to see if your library uses one of these services:
3M Cloud Library

To borrow an eBook from my local public library on NOOK Classic, NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Simple Touch Glowlight or NOOK Glowlight , you’ll need:

– Your NOOK
– The USB cord
– A Desktop or Laptop computer (PC or Mac)
– A local library card, user ID and PIN (if applicable)
– Internet access for your desktop or laptop computer

Click here to learn how to sideload content onto your eInk device.

To borrow an eBook from your local public library on NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, NOOK HD, or NOOK HD , you’ll need:
– Your NOOK

– A local library card, user ID and PIN (if applicable)
– Wi-Fi access
– Download the 3M Cloud Library App to know what service your local library uses:

To find out if your library uses the 3M Cloud Library App: go to your local library, check out their website or go to the 3M Cloud Library site to find out what libraries they support here .

For directions about using the 3M Cloud Library App click here.

For FAQs about and troubleshooting when using the 3M Cloud Library App click here .

Note: BLIO is not supported by NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, but content from BLIO libraries can still be sideloaded on those devices as well as NOOK Classic, NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Simple Touch with Glow Light, and NOOK Glowlight.

BOSTON (CBS) — As Massachusetts continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the public has plenty of questions. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of those sent to her email ([email protected]) and Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“Can the virus be transmitted by secondhand smoke? I went out for a walk and saw a gentleman about 15 feet away so I didn’t raise my mask up, but then I got a whiff of cigarette smoke.” -Larry from Lunenburg

The virus doesn’t travel on smoke particles but whenever someone smokes, they are exhaling respiratory droplets, so keep clear of anyone who is smoking. That said, 15 feet is probably a safe distance because open-air allows for good ventilation making it unlikely you would inhale enough respiratory droplets to make you sick even if the smoker had the coronavirus.

“Is it safe to take out a book from the public library?” -Fred

While the virus might persist on paper for some time, chances are any book that you check out has been on a shelf or in a bin for a number of days…unless you choose a book that’s incredibly popular. To be on the safe side wipe off the cover with disinfectant. The biggest threat, however, would be getting too close to other people in the library. So keep your distance and wear a mask.

“I’m perplexed that we are supposed to cough and sneeze into our elbow area, but that’s also the accepted way to greet someone without using our hands. Can’t the virus spread around the elbow area and pass to another person?” -Nancy

Yeah, if you’re going to cough and sneeze and you don’t have a mask on, best to do it into your inner elbow. But in the age of coronavirus, you shouldn’t be fist-bumping, or elbow-tapping anyhow. Touching someone who isn’t in your household is not advised because you could inadvertently pass on the virus.

“Can mosquitoes carry and transmit the virus?” -Jim

No, mosquitoes do not transmit the coronavirus. But they can carry other viruses like West Nile so you should still protect yourself from mosquitoes as we head into summer.

  1. Use the search box above, or start at the Library homepage.
  2. Type the title or topic you're looking for into the search box, for instance:

    It helps to select "Limit to: Books," but this isn't necessary.

  3. Look at the results and get the section and call number of the book, if it's there. For instance:

    Make sure the author(s) match the book you're looking for, since different books might have the same title.

  4. Write it down. What you do next depends on the section:
    • Reserves: Bring the call number to the Reserve Desk to check out the book for 3 hours at a time.
    • Stacks and all other section: Find the book on the shelf using the guide to the right, or ask a librarian for help.

You can search by ISBN in OneSearch Advanced Search by selecting ISBN from the "Any Field" dropdown menu. But it's best to search by title. Different editions of the book might have different ISBNs.

If you can't find the book in OneSearch, you can click the "All CUNY" option at the top of the page to see if any other CUNY library has it. If they do, you can try requesting the book using the Request button. (More info on intra-CUNY borrowing.) If no library at CUNY has the book, try searching for it in public libraries.

Library locations

When searching the catalog OneSearch, in addition to the call number, note the section where the book is located in the library.

Stacks: the main circulating collection of the library. On the north side of the library: call numbers A–H are on the upper level; call numbers J–Z are on the lower level. Stacks books can be borrowed for 4 weeks by undergraduates and staff, 6 weeks by masters students, and 8 weeks by doctoral students and faculty. They can be renewed online.

Reserve: books kept behind the Reserve Desk on the lower floor. Most can be used only within the library. More info »

Reference: upper level of the library, towards 11th avenue. Not circulating (can't borrow outside of the library).

Law Reference: upper level of the library, towards 58th street. Not circulating.

Special Collections: upper level of the library. Ask at the Reference Desk. Not circulating.

How do I choose search terms?

Once you have narrowed down your topic and come up with the research question your paper will explore, identify the main concepts in your query. Use these concepts as your search terms (keywords).

See examples below:

How does domestic violence affect children?

Compose your search:

domestic violence and children

How else might you compose your search?

family violence and children

Does providing employment opportunitities to ex-prisoners reduce the risk they will re-offend (recidivism) ?

Compose your search:

ex-prisoners and employment and recidivism

ex-convicts and employment and recidivism

formerly incarcerated and employment and recidivism

Perhaps broaden the search to find more about recidivism in general:

recidivism

recidivism and causes

How to read a call number

Every book in the library has a unique call number. Think of the call number as the address of the book, in that it tells us where exactly on the shelves we can expect to find the book. e.g.

Look for the letters first, on the top line:
HA

Then look at the whole number on the next line:
1625

Then look at the letter(s) after the dot:
O

Then look at the decimal number:
87

Last, you will see the year the book was published:
1999

Read the number before the dot as a whole number. Read the numbers after the dot as decimals.

The four books above are in the correct order.

In the Library of Congress Classification system, the letter "H" indicates the social sciences class.
"HA" is the subclass for statistics.

"HQ" is the subclass for family, marriage, and women.
"HV" is the subclass for social pathology, social and public welfare, and criminology.

The complete list of classes and subclasses in the Library of Congress Classification scheme is here: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

Electronic books

Not everything is digitized! But we do have many ebooks (electronic books). All are listed in OneSearch. All are available remotely — if asked for an ID, use your John Jay email ID and password. Search for ebooks here »

ebrary — Collection of 44,000 ebooks on scholarly subjects. Covers a range of disciplines, including some science.

Ebsco e-books (formerly NetLibrary) Nearly 6,000 commercially published electronic books. Covers a range of disciplines, including some science.

FORENSICnetBASE — A searchable collection of over 120 reference books in forensic science and related fields.

Encyclopedias
We have digital encyclopedia collections — see the full list. One of our most popular collections is the Gale Virtual Reference Library.