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Download eBook Reader Software

For PC and Mac:

For mobile devices: 

Access e-Books

  • Locate the e-Book you want in the library by typing in key words into Search our Collections.
  • Use "Refine my results" under the active filters
  • Click on the title of the item 
  • Click on the link under "View it"
  • Choose to read online or download a chapter or more depending on the download limits


Printing, Copying and Pasting

Limited printing, copying and pasting is permitted on most e-Book titles. These limits are set by publishers.

  • As a general rule, 10% or one chapter can be printed. 
  • Limits vary between books. Contact the library if you have questions.


Digital rights management means that restrictions are placed on users:

  • Where saving is permitted there may be page limits.


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