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 downloading eBooks to your computer and, in some cases, to your eReader (such as the iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, etc.) Our eBooks span numerous topic areas and include popular nonfiction and academic research materials.
This guide also includes 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.
What is an eBook?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary (an eBook available from our library!), an eBook is:
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈiːbʊk/ , U.S. /ˈiˌbʊk/
Forms: E-book, e-book, eBook, ebook.
Etymology: e- prefix1 + book n.
A hand-held electronic device on which the text of a book can be read. Also: a book whose text is available in an electronic format for reading on such a device or on a computer screen; (occas.) a book whose text is available only or primarily on the Internet.In form Ebooks a proprietary name in the United Kingdom.
Third edition, September 2001; online version March 2012. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/254154; accessed 04 May 2012.