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This guide provides step-by-step tips to find and use eBooks, particularly EBSCO eBooks. Includes tips on how to download an eBook to your computer and transfer to an eReader. Also includes links to free eBooks online.
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Find books, eBooks, movies, music, government information, and more in the Library Catalog.

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eBooks at the Blume Library

The Blume Library owns thousands of eBooks that are available to you via the Library Catalog and directly from our eBook collection databases.  

This guide provides help in finding, using, and viewing eBooks online.  You will also find instructions on downloading EBSCO eBooks to your computer and, in some cases, to your eReader (such as the iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, etc.). These tips focus, primarily, on the EBSCO eBooks platform.

You can also find links to sites providing access to free eBook collections.  

eBooks are great resources but can be intimidating for first time users.  I encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions about accessing or using our eBooks.  

eBook Collections

  • EBSCO eBooks  Icon
    Find digital books in the Library's largest eBook collection. Download and read selected titles on your computer or eReader. Check out the eBook Guide for more information.
  • Credo Reference  Icon
    Hundreds of full text reference works from the best reference publishers, covering all disciplines.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  Icon
    Search multiple encyclopedias and other reference works with a single search.
  • Open Library  Icon  Icon
    Open Library is a partnership of libraries to offer interlibrary loan of eBooks directly to library patrons. Account holders can borrow eBooks from the site. St. Mary's University is a participant in the Open Library initiative. Create an account to start using Open Library. Take a look at the How It Works page for more information.
  • Library Catalog
    Includes records for all the eBooks owned by the Blume Library. Also includes online government documents.

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