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Accessing Library Ebooks

Learn how to access ebooks from Lamson Library, and how to download them to your computer or mobile device.


An ebook is exactly like a print book on the shelf, but it's accessible electronically. Read ebooks while online, or, download the book to your computer, tablet, or phone for offline viewing. The pages can be printed, too.

Most ebooks from Lamson Library are supplied through EBSCO, and have unlimited user access, which means that multiple patrons can access the book at the same time.

This guide will show you how to:

  • Discover.
  • Limit library catalog search results to ebooks
  • Identify an ebook in your search results

  • Access.
  • Read the book online
  • Print pages of the ebook
  • Email pages of the ebook
  • Download the book to a computer, tablet, or phone

Identifying an ebook in the library catalog

Look for the word "ebook" in the brief item description, highlighted below:

ebook in catalog

Limiting results to ebooks

The search results include a menu on the left side of the screen. Among other things, the menu lists the different formats of the items in the search results.

Check the box for ebooks, highlighted below.


After checking the box, the results are limited to ebooks only:

ebooks in library catalog