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eBook Collections: Overview

Guide for finding and using eBooks

What's in this Guide

Library eBook Collections (free for AppState users)
Links to the library's packages of ebooks from academic and other kinds of publishers.

Access to Ebooks and Audiobooks

How to use Ebook Central (ProQuest) and eBook Collection (EBSCO)

Citing eBooks
How to cite ebooks

eBook Facts
Basic information about our ebook collections.

eBook Basics
Basic information about the functionality and features of ebook collections

Public Domain eBook Collections
Links to many free sources for ebooks

Some advice on text to speech

There might be a better way, but two suggestions

Finding eBooks

About Ebooks at ASU

  • The Library is leasing lots of ebooks, about 500,000 of them, and bought about a thousand last year.  But the Library continues to buy thousands of physical books per year, at almost the same rate as before.
  • The quickest way to use them is to read them online
  • Chapters or small sections can be printed or downloaded fairly easily
  • Downloading entire ebooks is sometimes possible (though you'll need to set up accounts and download Adobe Digital Editions, Bluefire Reader, or other). The first time you do it, you will need some patience lots of patience and/or help from our Library Service desks
  • Finding ebooks should be easy. Try the search box above
  • Most of our ebooks allow access by more than one person at a time

How to Search in the Library Catalog for Ebooks

1. From the Library's Homepage, access the Library Catalog:

Searching for eBooks in the Library Catalog

2. Limit your topic by Material Type to Ebooks:

Questions -- Contact your liaison librarian