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eBook Connections: Introduction to library ebooks

How to connect to various eBook platforms

Did you know that you can access library books electronically?

You are searching for books in CLICnet or Summon and you come across records with symbols that look like this

    or maybe like this    This means that the book you are looking at is available electronically.


In everyday life, electronic content for mobile devices and laptops is easily available for purchase and download.  In the academic world however, downloading electronic content can be more complicated, but reading it on your device is easy.

If you want to read something on your screen, it's just like a .pdf!

The UST libraries provide access to a wide variety of electronic resources and materials ranging from scholarly sources to leisure reading.  

There are multiple methods to access library content, depending on whether you want to download materials onto a device, or if you want to read off of the screen.  Which method is best?  It depends on what you would like to do.  

Here is a breakdown of pro's (+) and con's (-) for both methods.

Credit where credit is due

This is a copy of a guide created by Carolyn DeLuca, UST Libraries' Electronic Resources Librarian.