Library eBooks are convenient and a great use of your iPad. Most eBooks are available for you to download and keep as long as you need them. However, some will only allow you to download a small section, while others will only let you check them out for a limited period of time (usually 7 days). Most Hiram College Library eBooks are available for unlimited use, meaning that you and all of your classmates can use the same book at the same time. Sometimes your professor will use a library eBook as their textbook.
If you have questions about using the library or downloading eBooks, please ask. We are here to help you!
Most of our eBooks are hosted with the EBSCO platform. You can read an EBSCO eBook in your browser, but you may be asked to sign in before downloading the book if a download is available. This is because the publisher wants to preserve copyright and make sure that access is limited to authorized users (in this case, Hiram students).
Click on the preferred file format, typically PDF or ePUB (if available). You must be connected to the internet to read in your browser.
The library's eBooks are always accessible, and many are available without any restrictions for download or usage. However, some eBooks provided by EBSCO have limits set to prevent downloading a PDF. These books can always be read in a browser, but did you know that you can download them for 7 days in the EBSCO Mobile App?
To access the EBSCO Mobile App:
For complete information about using the EBSCO Mobile App, visit EBSCO's quick guide and view the video below.
The library subscribes to the O'Reilly (formerly Safari) online library of eBooks. These books include a number of subjects from computer manuals to business resources. Accessing O'Reilly eBooks is a little bit different than standard library eBooks. You can find O'Reilly eBooks in the library's regular catalog, or you can search the platform directly using the first link below.
All JSTOR books have unlimited downloads, but they must be downloaded one chapter at a time.