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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.

View ebooks online

To view an ebook while online, click the View Online button in the catalog:

View Online button in catalog


A page with complete information about the ebook will open in a new tab or window. On the left side is a button for PDF Full Text, highlighted below. Click it to open and read the book online.

You may also see an option for EPUB Full Text. That's fine. They both work the same way in the online ebook reader.

ebook item record

Navigating ebooks

When the ebook opens in your browser, you can navigate through it in a variety of ways, highlighted in the image below.

  • Search Within to search the full text of the book.
  • Click the title of a chapter along the left side of the screen to jump to the beginning of that chapter.
  • Use the minus - or plus + signs in the lower left corner to zoom in or out. 
  • Click the < arrow keys > at the bottom of the screen to click through the book's pages. The arrows on your keyboard, or the scroll wheel or pad on your computer will also work.