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eBooks

Our Collections

eBooks are a great way to access books on the go. In the TLC we subscribe to four eBook collections: 

And one audiobook collection: 

Further information about these collections can be found on each of their pages. 

Accessing eBooks

It is not necessary to make an account on a platform to use the ‘Read Online’ or ‘View eBook’ feature. However, creating an account does give you access to additional features such as bookmarking and highlighting.  

It is always necessary to make an account to Download the eBook. You must also download and install Adobe Digital Editions a free third-party software program to read an eBook. 

Click the following link to create an account for eBook Central (ProQuest) or learn how to create and manage a My EBSCOhost account. 

Reading eBooks Online VS. Downloading eBooks

Advantages to Reading Online 

When you are signed into your account you can make notes in the book, highlight sections, and save pages and chapters for permanent use (up to specific limits).  You can also save books to your own bookshelf making them easy to find each time you visit.  

Disadvantages to Reading Online  

You must have access to the internet to read the book. Also, some books will become unavailable to Read Online when another person has them downloaded. 

Advantages to Downloading  

You can read/listen the book while you are offline.   

Disadvantages to Downloading  

When you download an eBook, your access is only temporary. Within EBSCO the loan is for 1 or 2 weeks. In ProQuest the loan can be up to 21 days. However, you can always download the eBook again.

Playing Audiobooks

All access to Audiobooks is through download. This means you must create an account on the platform to access the material. Click the following link to learn how to create and manage a My EBSCOhost account. 

You must also download the EBSCO Audiobooks app (available in the iTunes store and Google Play store) to listen to audiobooks.