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Books & eBooks

Books, both print and electronic, are primarily accessible through the library's online catalog and may also be in specific database collections.


Use UC Library Search to search for books or for e-books by keyword, author, title and other criteria.


E-books are delivered from many different platforms. As possible, our priority is to purchase titles and collections from publishers and providers who allow perpetual access, unlimited users, and few restrictions, if any, on printing and copying.

E-Book Help

For assistance with e-books, contact a librarian by chat, phone or email, or request assistance at the second floor Library Services Desk.

ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide

E-book Reader Software

Any of the library's e-books can be read online using a web browser. The following software is required for offline reading:

Adobe Reader

  • Use with any DRM-free PDF 3-book.
  • Use on Windows, Apple, or Android devices.

Adobe Digital Editions

  • Use with Ebook Central.
  • Use this software for offline reading on your desktop Windows (PC) or Apple (Mac) computer. This reader can also be used with screen reading software for vision impaired users.

Bluefire Reader

  • Use with Ebook Central.
  • Use this software for offline reading on iOS or Android mobile devices.

See Finding & Using Ebooks Library Guide for additional resources.