eBooks at SPC Libraries
- Where can I access the SPC Libraries e-books or e-audiobooks?
You can locate e-books and e-audiobooks in a couple different ways. The first way is using our Library Catalog. You can search by keyword, subject area, author, or title. Your results list will include both electronic books/audiobooks, as well as print materials which can be found at the campus libraries.
The second way to locate e-books and e-audiobooks is directly through the Library's databases EBSCO eBooks
(ebooks) or Overdrive Digital Media (eBooks and eAudiobooks). Each database will require you to set up your own personalized account as well as using your SPC Student/Staff ID number for initial access. For more information, please see the SPC eBooks Tutorials or SPC eAudiobooks Tutorials pages.
- Which e-reader device or handheld device can I use?
SPC Libraries purchase e-books and e-audiobooks from multiple vendors including NetLibrary and Overdrive Digital Media. For information on e-reader compatibility, please see the SPC eBooks Tutorials or SPC eAudiobooks Tutorials pages.
- Does it cost anything to download the e-books?
Downloading e-books through the SPC Library catalog is free for current SPC students and staff. To view the book, you will need to enter the following information:
Borrower ID: Your Student (or Staff) Number
Password: The last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
- How long can I keep an e-book or e-audiobook or what happens after my check-out period?
- Are there any e-reader devices that will NOT work with the e-books?
- What type of e-reader should I buy?
There are many brands and varieties of e-readers available. Please visit the eReader Devices page for a listing of various e-readers and reviews. This material was originally compiled by Christopher Rumbaugh, reference librarian at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
- What additional web sites have free e-books for me to download?
A compilation of free e-books is available on the Free Ebooks on the Web page. This material was originally compiled by Christopher Rumbaugh, reference librarian at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Please note: SPC's Library Blogs provide links to web sites not maintained by SPC. SPC does not accept responsibility for the content, practices or policies found on any external site.
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