Ebooks at Reed
Reed’s library owns or provides access to thousands of ebooks.
Some ebooks are available for download to a tablet or other device, while others are more easily viewed on a computer or laptop.
We have started to purchase ebooks for course reserves. This will allow unlimited access to these course materials.
As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a group of Northwest libraries, Reed is participating in a project to acquire ebooks that will be jointly owned by all 37 member libraries. You will see many of these ebooks in our catalog. This is also the platform we are using for our course reserves.
Reed has a subscription to ebrary Academic Complete that provides us access to more than 80,000 ebook titles from leading academic publishers in 16 discipline areas.
To successfully download EBL or ebrary titles to your laptop, please ensure you have the free Adobe Digital Editions software installed: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/#download.
To download ebrary content, you must create a free personal user account.
Downloaded EBL and ebrary titles may also be transferred to ebook readers and mobile devices that support Adobe Digital Editions. You can check if your device supports ADE here: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices.
Additionally, you may download EBL and ebrary titles directly to your iPad or iPhone using the free Bluefire app: http://www.bluefirereader.com/. Please note, to download titles to Bluefire, you are still required to have an Adobe Digital Editions account.
Here is a quick video on how to download a book to your iPad.
[The video is from another school, so the catalog will look different.]
Printing and Copying:
These electronic books can also be printed and copied. Each EBL book has a set number of pages that can be printed or copied but this allowance will reset in six weeks. In ebrary, use the InfoTools menu to find the Print and Copy options.
Reed has acquired all available ebook content from Springer, a major science publisher. You can download and print chapters or full books in PDF format.
Reed is providing access to over 15,000 book titles on the JSTOR platform. You can download chapters in PDF format. Copy and paste is allowed.
We have some older EBSCO ebooks that only allow single-user access. Some people have encountered trouble with the reading software forcing you to download a page at a time. Check EBSCO's help documentation for a fix.