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Books & eBooks

Find Books & eBooks

Books, both print and electronic, are primarily accessible through UC Library Search and may also be in specific database collections. Use UC Library Search to locate books or for eBooks by keyword, author, title and other criteria.

About eBooks

eBooks 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. To read eBooks, you may need to install software.

Recommended eBook Reader Software

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

Adobe Acrobat 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.


For assistance with eBooks, contact a librarian by chat, phone or email, or request assistance at the second floor Library Services Desk. You can also check out our Finding & Using eBooks Library Guide for more tips!

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