Library ebooks cannot be downloaded in their entirety. All the platforms we use offer the ability to download a select number of pages as a PDF. Please see the Saving & Printing eBooks box below for instructions.
Publishers can restrict how many users can view an ebook at one time.
You may receive an error when attempting to access one of these books, because someone else is already using it.
We try to purchase ebooks with unlimited user access, especially for e-textbooks. Any e-textbooks listed for a specific course are for unlimited users. A small number of e-textbooks are not available for unlimited users, and those have been noted at the top of the e-Textbooks page (e-Textbooks and User Limits).
Unforuntately, not all textbooks are available as library ebooks. If your course is not listed, we were unable to purchase the text as an ebook.
We place orders for ebooks for the next term at the same time as the booklist goes out. We expect all titles to be available before the next term begins.
Some ebook platforms or formats don't include page numbers like in a print version. For these titles, we have tried to include section headings as well as page numbers in the course readings. The reading should also link directly to the appropriate section in the ebook.
If you are having difficulty determining which sections to read, or if the readings for your course list only page numbers, please contact us.
eBooks available on the LWW HealthLibrary are mobile-friendly, and the text will resize to the device you're using.
For both ProQuest eBook Central and EBSCO eBooks, we found that text size was a bit small on a tablet, but the interface was usable.
However, neither provided a good experience on a phone. If you need to access ebooks from these platforms on your mobile device, we recommend using the PDF option, which you can then open in the app of your choice. (Please see the Saving & Printing box below for PDF instructions.)
Yes, you can add a bookmarks for the entire book, or for a particular chapter. Please read the instructions below, as an additional step is required for the EBSCO eBooks platform.
For both ProQuest eBook Central and LWW HealthLibrary titles, just bookmark the page as you normally do.
For EBSCO eBooks, you'll need to change the bookmark link to the EBSCO Permalink. Using the menu above the text, click on Permalink, then select and copy the link that appears.
Then, add your bookmark, but click on the "More" button before saving, and replace the URL with the permalink. Then save.
We currently have ebooks from three "platforms" (or collections). They are EBSCOhost ebooks, LWW HealthLibrary, and ProQuest eBook Central. The collections are described on the Home page of this guide.
A quick way to determine which platform you're using is the URL (ebscohost.com, lwwhealthlibrary.com, or proquest.com)
Have a question that's not included here? Contact us at email@example.com.
e-Textbooks cannot be downloaded in full (like you can with an ebook from Amazon, for example). However, most platforms allow you to print or save a limited number of pages at a time. Please see below for what's allowed and instructions for each platform.
ProQuest eBook Central