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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.

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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.

What is an E-Book?
Quite simply, it's 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.

FAQ: What Ebook collections do we have?

Most of our ebooks can be found in our catalog with links directly to the books.

But you can also search and browse the following collections.

How do I find e-books and access them?

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?

All e-books can be browsed online and many can be downloaded for offline use.

For most collections, you will be prompted to login to access from off-campus or to download and use other special functions.
Login with your Merrimack username and password.

 For Overdrive/Libbby, you will need to use your your MACKcard/library barcode and password.


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

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.