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Waidner-Spahr Library

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Special Access Instructions for E-Books & Online Newspapers: Ebook Central

A guide providing special instructions for accessing e-books and specific journals.

Accessing & Downloading E-books with Ebook Central

Ebook Central has multiple ways to access their content, and is compatible with a variety of devices. Ebook Central's support site has step-by-step guides for all devices. A good place to start is their Quick Start Guide.

The following options are available for reading or downloading ebooks.

Read Online     Read Online icon

  • This is the easiest option if you have a stable internet connection.  Click on the Read Online link to see the complete book or a specific chapter.
  • Instructions for reading online.

Full DownloadDownload Book icon

Chapter, Page Range, or Single Page DownloadDownload PDF Chapter icon

  • A good option when you only need a section of the book.
  • Print/download access varies by title, but usually allows about 40% of the text.
  • Access doesn't expire.
  • Instructions for downloading a chapter

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