Yukon College Library provides access to over 5,000 e-books, most of them available from our database Ebsco E-books Collection. Topics include Environmental Sciences, College & Career Success, Business, Education, and Literature.
Important: before downloading an e-book, make sure you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer. If using a mobile device, install BlueFire Reader prior to the e-book download.
How to Search for E-books
1. Go to our Catalogue and search for the topic of your interest.
2. Click on eBook in the “format” column to refine to e-books only.
For more help, check this handhout.
How to Access E-books
At the College
1. Click the “Download button” beneath the book title.
2. Click on the e-book title, and then on the first link located in the “Electronic Resources” section.
1. Click on the e-book title.
2. Check whether the link “If off campus, please use Remote Patron Resources” appears in the “Electronic Resources” section.
If no off-campus link is available:
a. Click on the access link to open the e-book. No authentication is required in this case.
If off-campus link is available:
a. Click on the off-campus access link and log in with your library barcode number and password.
b. Click on EBSCO E-book Collection link to access the database home page.
c. Copy and paste the title of the e-book you want and click on “Search”
For further help, check this handout.
How to Download Ebsco E-books
You can read the book immediatly by clicking on "Ebook Full Text", located in the left column of the Ebsco Ebooks database page. However, if you want to save the book to read later, you need to download it to your computer or mobile device.
Before downloading to a computer:
- Download Adobe Digital Editions and create a free account at http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html
Before downloading to a mobile device:
- Download Bluefire App and follow the app instructions to enable an Adobe Digital Editions account on your device.
To download an e-book on any device:
Check the instructions available on pages 2 and 3 of this handout.
Check also the Ebscohost support centre for E-books and Audiobooks: http://support.ebsco.com/ebooks/
Note: E-books will remain available on your computer or device between 7 and 14 days (depending on the item). You can download the same item again if needed.
National Academies Press: NAP one of the only online bookstores that provides anyone in the connected world with free page-by-page access to all of the publisher's books. As of June 1st 2011, all of our PDFs are offered free of charge to all online visitors.
Open Library: Open Library project is managed by the organization Internet Archive and it provides access to millions of free e-books through partnerships with libraries all over the world. It includes all sorts of topics, from academic books to pulp fiction. Check this handout for more information on how to use this service.
UC Press E-books Collection: UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 700 of the titles are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers.
Check also this handout to see other free e-book sources.