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Everything you need to know to use the e-books in our collections, including OverDrive or free e-books on the Web.

E-Book Collections

Most of our e-books can be found in our catalog with links directly to the books, but you can also search and browse the following collections:


McQuade Library's growing e-book collection expands access to our books by letting users search for, browse, and read our books from anywhere on campus or beyond. An e-book is an electronic copy of a book. Sometimes e-books are literal copies of the print book and other times the e-books offer additional functionality.

This guide provides information on how to make the most of our e-book collections. If you have any suggestions or comments about this guide, contact a McQuade librarian.

Need Help Accessing FREE E-Books?

Do you have an eReader and would like to access FREE eBooks from McQuade's Libby or other eBook libraries?  The librarians at McQuade want to help you get the most out of your technology! A librarian can show you how to browse, check out, and download library eBooks to popular readers, such as the Nook, the Kindle, and the iPad.

How to Find & Access E-Books

How do I find e-books?

  • E-books are intergrated into the library's catalog, which means they will show up in regular catalog searches alongside our print books. Alternatively, you can limit a catalog search to only e-books by using the Format menu and selecting E-book.



How are e-books accessed?


Can I use e-books when I'm not on campus?

Yes, just search the catalog or use the links to particular collections on our database page. You may be prompted to provide to login as above.