E-books in AMBS WorldCat
AMBS WorldCat contains records for all AMBS e-books. Some are purchased and limited to AMBS users (ebrary and EBSCO eBooks). Other e-books are freely available (Hathi Trust, Internet Archive, Open Library).
Click on the View Now link to open the e-book.
Free e-book sites
Please see our guide to free e-book options.
Ebrary's site can be accessed remotely by entering your library barcode and password when prompted.
Print a selection
Choose "Read online" and then choose the printer icon to download a printable PDF selection. Each book has a limited number of pages available for printing. The interface will tell you how many pages you can print.
Download a chapter
The ebrary reader has a chapter download option, signified by an icon that looks like a page with a down arrow. Choose "Read online," find the chapter you want to download, then choose the chapter download option to download a PDF. This download will not expire, so it can be saved for later.
Download the whole book
For most devices, but not Kindle, entire e-books may be downloaded to your computer, e-reader or mobile device for 14 days. You have to first install Adobe Digital Editions, create an Adobe account, and activate your device. Ebrary's interface takes you through the steps needed to download a book.
Get the Bluefire Reading App
EBSCO's site can be accessed remotely by entering your library barcode and password when prompted.
Print a selection
You may print a selection from the book. Often, this is up to 60 pages or a single chapter, but the limits vary by publisher. You may not print more than one copy of the same pages. See this brief video tutorial for instructions.
Many of the EBSCO e-books are limited to one user at a time. If someone else is using the book, EBSCO will display a message indicating you cannot access it because it is already in use. You will need to wait until 15 minutes after the other person closes the web browser where they were viewing the book. Out of courtesy to other users, please close EBSCO e-books immediately when you are finished reading them.
Download a selection
You save selections of up to 60 pages or a single chapter as a .pdf and transfer it to your computer, e-reader or mobile device, including a Kindle. See this brief video tutorial for instructions.
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Adobe Digital Editions
AMBS e-book sites use Adobe Digital Editions to manage downloaded content.
Adobe Digital Editions works with many electronic reading and mobile devices (e.g. Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, various Android devices).
Unfortunately, Adobe Digital Editions does not work with Kindle devices.
To set up Adobe Digital Editions
- Create an Adobe Account
- Download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your device
- Activate Adobe Digital Editions on your device