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The FSW Libraries subscribe to thousands of ebooks: electronic copies of books stored online, also called online books. Patrons can download eBooks to a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. An eBook has numbered pages, a table of contents, and pictures and graphics, just like a print book. Advantages of using eBooks include the ability to electronically search the entire contents of a book, and instantaneous access at any time and from any place. FSW students, faculty, and staff can access eBooks from the Libraries’ online catalog and subscription databases.

To access the Libraries’ eBooks from the online catalog

  1. From the Library’s homepage click on the Online Catalog
  2. Limit your search to eBooks by selecting eBooks from the “Format” drop down menu
  3. Click on the FSW/eResources or LINCC eResources links from the list of results, or click on an individual record, and the "Click here to view this eBook" link in the middle of the record, or the campus eBooks link at the bottom of the record
  4. Enter your borrower ID and pin number to log on

To access the Libraries’ eBooks from the databases

  1. From the Library’s homepage, click on Databases
  2. Click on the eBooks subject link
  3. Click on one of the Libraries’ eBook collections and search