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E-Books: Reading and Downloading  

This guide will teach you how navigate, read, and download books from the Library's subscription e-book providers.
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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E-Books Available at the Library

This Research Guide will teach you how to navigate, read, and download the Library's e-books.

We have four main e-book providers. All work differently, so it's important to know which is which.

Or, skip the instructions and just browse some e-books.


What Is ebrary?

More than 36,000 titles from publishers such as Cambridge, Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Yale University Presses; Wiley; Palgrave-Macmillan; Taylor & Francis

Download full text:

  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
  • Compatible with SONY Reader, Nook, Pandigital Novel
  • Compatible with iPad through Bluefire Reader app (free)
  • Patron can check out ten books at a time - items loan for 14 days

Download chapter or page range:

  • PDF format
  • Compatible with all devices
  • Usually limited to 60 pages from one book

Find them in the Library Catalog or from

What Is OverDrive (Lehman eLibrary)?

Includes ebooks and small number of audiobooks and videos

Download full text:

  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
  • Compatible with iPad through OverDrive app or Bluefire Reader app (both free)
  • Compatible with SONY Reader, Nook, Pandigital Novel; select books available for Kindle and Kindle App
  • Patron can check out five items at a time

Find them at 


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