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E-Books Collections & Readers  

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Tri-College E-Books

The Tri-College Libraries offer hundreds of thousands of e-books in many diverse ebook collections, including  reference, primary texts, scholarly and popular literature, offering a variety of ways to view and use them, depending on provider specifications. In this shifting landscape between print and digital, most ebooks can be read as you would read an online journal but others have added functionality.  EBL and Ebrary have been designed to allow full-text searching, copying, note-taking, audio and in some cases downloads to different devices. 



    For low vision and blind readers, our EBL and Ebrary books can be read aloud in Adobe Digital Editions version 2. (Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of ADE.)

    Download your selected title into ADE by following the download instructions above.

    Turn VoiceOver on by going in the menu bar to:
    Adobe Digital Editions > Services > Service Preferences > Universal Access > Turn VoiceOver on or off.


      EBL & Ebrary Quick Comparison Chart

      Learn more about our largest e-books collections, EBL & Ebrary.  

       Quick Comparison Chart





      Always via EZ-Proxy.

      Requires EZ-Proxy from Off-Campus ONLY.  


      To “interact” with the text, i.e. Copy or Print, you will need to create a loan in the “Online Reader,” not download the book to ADE or a Device.  

      InfoTools has a lot of useful features in it.  Trying to copy or print? Use InfoTools.  

      To download, create a personal account and sign in.  


      20% of doc. Every six weeks from Online Reader

      Usually up to 60 pages per printable PDF (can be mysteriously limited by publisher).  



      Email attachment to kindle (60 page pdf increments)

      Adobe Digital Editions for PC/MAC

      Select 1, 7, or 14 days

      14 days

      Adobe Digital Editions/Bluefire for ipad, ipod, iphone

      Select 1, 7, or 14 days

      14 days

      Sony or Nook

      Select 1, 7, or 14 days

      14 days


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