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Services & Support

eBooks: Viewing and Downloading

The library provides access to more than 200,000 ebooks in ALEX. All of the ebooks can be read online with no additional software or downloading required. If you want to download an ebook to your computer or ebook reader follow the steps below for each ebook collection. Some publishers choose to set more restrictive limits on borrowing, downloads, copying and printing.

Compatible mobile devices include: Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, KindleFire, Android devices, and many more.

Need more help? Ask a Librarian. We'd be happy to set up an appointment to introduce you to ebooks at Hamilton.

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EBL - ConnectNY

 
About EBL
Link: Connect to EBL
Collection: 10,000 academic titles (shared with other ConnectNY libraries)
Date Range: 2010 to present
Loan Period: 7 days
Printing: Up to 20% of a book
Copying: Up to 5% of a book
 
Set Up Your Computer or E-Reader
  1. If you have not already created an Adobe ID, downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, or installed a reader app, visit the library's guide to setting up your device.
 
Read Online
  1. Click the blue Read Online (Available) button. No additional software is required to read online.
  2. After 5 minutes you will be prompted to make a loan. Click Yes to check out the book.
 
Download to a Computer or e-Reader

If you are using a computer in the library or a public lab, use EBL's online interface to read the book. Public computers do not have the software necessary to view downloaded files.

  1. Select an eBook.
  2. Click the blue Read Online (Available) button.
  3. Click the Download tab.
  4. Choose a format (ePub is the most versatile.). Click Download.
  5. You will be prompted to either open the book with Adobe Digital Editions or save it to your computer to read later.

 

ebrary

 
About eBrary
Link: Connect to ebrary
Collection: 75,000 academic titles
Loan Period: 14 days
Printing: Up to 60 pages per book each browsing session
Copying: Up to 60 pages per book each browsing session (text only, no images)
 
Set Up Your Computer or E-Reader
  1. If you have not already created an Adobe ID, downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, or installed a reader app, visit the library's guide to setting up your device.
  2. Create an ebrary account. You will need an ebrary account to download, use your bookshelf, annotate books, etc.
    • Connect to ebrary's Create an Account page. 
    • Fill in the form, agree to the terms of service, and click the Create New Account button.
 
Download to a Computer or e-Reader

If you are using a computer in the library or a public lab, use ebrary's online interface to read the book. Public computers do not have the software necessary to view downloaded files.

  1. Select an eBook.
  2. Click the Download button in the ebrary tool bar.
  3. Choose a download option:
    • PDF format. Up to 60 pages may be saved permanently.
    • Adobe Digital Editions f ormat. Entire book is accessible for 14 days.
  4. Click OK.
  5. You will be prompted to either open the book with Adobe Digital Editions or save it to your computer to read later.
 
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EBSCOhost

 
About eBSCO
Link: Connect to EBSCOhost
Collection: 125,000 academic titles
Loan Period: 14 days
Printing: Up to 60 pages can be printed as a PDF
Copying: Up to 60 pages can be saved as a PDF
 
Set Up Your Computer or E-Reader
  1. If you have not already created an Adobe ID, downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, or installed a reader app, visit the library's guide to setting up your device.
  2. Create an EBSCOhost account. You will need an EBSCOhost account to download, use your bookshelf, annotate books, etc.
    • Connect to EBSCOhost
    • Click the the Sign In link in the top toolbar.
    • Click the Create a new Account link on the Sign In page.
    • Fill out the form and click the Save Changes button.
 
Read Online
  1. Click the Ebook Full Text link. No additional software is required to read online.
 
Download to a Computer or e-Reader

If you are using a computer in the library or a public lab, use ebrary's online interface to read the book. Public computers do not have the software necessary to view downloaded files.

  1. Select an eBook
  2. Click the Download (Offline) link.
  3. Select a checkout period and format. ePub is the preferred format.
  4. Click Checkout & Download.
  5. You will be prompted to open the ebook on your device with a compatible app, or save it to your computer to read later.
 
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