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Getting Started with E-books

This guide provides an introduction to the different ebook collections available to LSC-University Park users, including how to find, access, and download books.

The LSC Libraries have over 200,000 ebooks. Some may be accessed by multiple people simultaneously; others allow only one reader at a time. Most will allow downloading and printing of sections or chapters, though this may be limited by the license.

This guide is designed to help you locate and use our ebook collections.


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EBSCO eBook Collection

Includes over 15,000 academic titles across disciplines. Simultaneous access varies by individual book license.

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Contains over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included. Books tend to be multi-user accessible.
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Gale Ebooks
Includes full-text, searchable reference sets in such areas as literature, business, education, game programming, and social sciences. (Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

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Your LSC library barcode will get you into most of the collections of eHCPL!

  • Read Magazines from Flipster
  • Watch Movies on Kanopy & Overdrive
  • Listen to AudioBooks from RbDigital & Overdrive
  • Read Comics, Graphic Novels and e-Books on Overdrive
  • Take a class on Kanopy
  • Read along & Play on Tumblebooks