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Getting Started: eBooks

An introduction to the library services of the Bishop Ransom Library.


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Electronic Books (eBooks) are a great way to gain instant access to information. Although the majority of published books are only available in print, millions of eBooks are accessible online. You can read eBooks on your computer's monitor, or download (check-out) and read them on a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone as well.

It is imperative to gain competency in working with eBooks to use Wilberforce-Payne Library resources. There are nearly 200,000 eBooks within its collections.

eBook Devices

If you are a frequent eBook reader, it is best you use a device that makes reading eBooks an enjoyable and easy process such as a tablet, a dedicated eBook reader, or a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet.

Reading eBooks on a desktop or laptop monitor can become less enjoyable with frequent usage.

Downloading eBooks


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eBook Collections

If given an option, ​eBook Central Academic Complete is the preferred database to use.