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Guide to how to access and search for ebooks at Hofheimer Library.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is an Ebook?


Ebook is short for electronic book.  An electronic book is a "digital file containing a body of text and images suitable for distributing electronically and displaying on-screen in a manner similar to a printed book". You may also see it written as "e-book" or "eBook". 

e-book. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from

E-book Tutorial


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Q How can I access our Ebooks?

Updated: Aug 01, 2013

There are several ways to access an ebook (Note: ebooks may or may not be available for download):

  • Through one of our library subscribed databases with an ebook collection
  • By a direct link from a publisher (in some cases, ebooks are available to download for free online)

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