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Library Resources at Marian University: E-Books

E-Book Providers and Access

Marian University subscribes to several collections of E-books that are accessible through the catalog or individually from our Articles and Database page. The main collections available to users are:

Apart from the titles within Project Gutenberg, our E-Book collections are academic in nature. As such, accessing content in e-book format can be more cumbersome than content downloaded directly from commercial retailers on proprietary platforms (iPad, Kindle, etc.). For example, Ebsco and Ebook Central e-book content typically cannot be downloaded in their entirety without creating an account with an e-reader service. Additionally, restrictions apply for the amount of printing or emailing that is allowable in any one session, which is either sixty pages or one chapter, whichever is shorter. 

Instructions for Ebsco / Ebook Central

Ebsco eBook instructions, using Adobe Digital Editions software (free download).

Ebook Central instructions, also using Adobe Digital Editions software.

If viewed on a desktop workstation, there is no limit to the Ebook Central or Ebsco content that can be accessed within a particular e-book. For Ebsco eBooks, sessions inactive after 30 minutes will reset and the item will then be accessible to others. For Ebook Central titles, multiple users can access a particular title concurrently while only one user can access a title at a time from the Ebsco platform.

Please Note: if attempting to download ebook software (e.g., Adobe Digital Editions), users can do so without any restriction to a personal or institutional mobile device (iPad, phone, etc.). However, download of the software to a campus workstation (open or staff workstations) requires contacting the Department of Information Technology with a helpdesk request. A request has been placed to have Adobe Digital Editions added to all campus workstations.

Once downloaded to a personal device in the specified format, content will be removed typically after the loan period, usually twenty-one days.