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eBook help: Home: Intro to E-Books

E-Books at Lavery Library

This guide will help you to search, find, and download electronic books. In addition, it will also direct you to information about e-reader software, audio books, uploading e-books to e-readers, and how to cite e-books.

There are currently approximately 160,000+ e-books available in the Lavery Library collection, and more are added monthly.

Most e-books are available to read online, while printing, copying, downloading, and audio features vary.

Most of the Library's e-books are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management) systems.  DRM systems control the use of digital content, such as  e-books. If you want to be able to download an eBook to a device, you will need to use special software. Two common DRM software applications for downloading eBooks are Adobe Digital Editions and the Bluefire Reader App for Apple devices.

Disability Services

The Office of Academic Affairs provides resources and services to all students with qualifying disabilities.

Contact the Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services in the Office of Academic Affairs for more information about the following assistive technology resources:

  • screen and text enlargement
  • speech-to-text software
  • text-to-speech software

Did you know that some e-books offer an audio feature where a computer-generated voice will read the section on the screen?