“But I like REAL books, not ebooks.”

We hear you – we like them, too.  But we have to add that ebooks ARE real books, they’re just delivered differently.

Why should you celebrate that difference?

  • You won’t lose them, pay overdue fines, or damage them with coffee spills (even if you tip a cup on your computer).
  • You can print out sections of ebooks, coffee-stain-ready.
  • They’re available when you are, 24 hours a day.
  • The SCC Library has access to over 120,000 ebooks!  There’s bound to be something you want to read.

How about these titles?

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Two ways to find ebooks (some are cataloged; the majority are not):

  1. Pull up an ebook title in the library catalog, open it, and start reading.
  2. In the library databases, choose “eBook Collection” and search for your topic or title.
    (Off campus, enter your eservices credentials and you’re in.)

There are, of course, a few limitations:

  • Access to some titles may be limited to one reader at a time, but most have no limitations.
  • You need Adobe Reader on your computer, but it’s free and you should have it anyway.

In the near future, you will be able to download SCC Library ebooks to various portable readers.  Watch for that!

Want to know more?  Ask a Librarian.

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