How to Read and Use Massey Library Ebooks

This page tells you how to read ebooks on- and offline, and other ways to make best use of ebooks.

  • How to read ebooks online
    If you are connected to the Internet, you can read all of our ebooks online, without having to download the ebook or create a special account.
  • How to download ebooks to read offline
    If you want to read an ebook offline (i.e. when you are not connected to the Internet), you may need to download some software first before you can download a copy of the ebook.
  • Other ebooks features
    Depending on the publisher, you may be able to do other things like: annotate or take notes; highlight text; copy and paste text, and more.

Read the Terms & Conditions of Use for ebooks

How to Read Ebooks Online

If you are using a computer or device that is connected to the Internet, you can read all of our ebooks while online, without having to download the ebook or create a special account. This is your easiest reading option if you are using a computer in the Library or in any Massey computer lab.

  1. Find or access your ebook

  2. Click on the link or button with a message like:
    PDF Full Text OR
    Read Online OR
    Available for online reading OR
    EPUB Full Text

Note: if a new PDF opens every time you turn a page on your EBSCOhost ebook, here’s how to fix the problem.

How to Download Ebooks to Read Offline

If you want to read an ebook offline (i.e. when you are not connected to the Internet), you may need to download some software first, before you can download a copy of the ebook. Note: Some ebooks have simultaneous user limits. If the user limit is reached, you will see a message to this effect. You may need to come back later to see if a copy has become available.

Massey Library provides ebooks from many publishers, using many different software platforms. This page connects to desktop and laptop computer instructions for our two main software platforms – EBSCOhost and Ebook Central – but there are many others.

If you need help with downloading ebooks from other platforms or onto other devices, please contact us.

Arrow EBSCOhost ebooks have download links that look like this:

EBSCOhost Ebook Download Link

Find out how to download an EBSCOhost ebook to your desktop or laptop computer

Arrow Ebook Central ebooks have download links that look like this:

Ebook Central Ebook Download

Find out how to download an Ebook Central ebook to your desktop or laptop computer

Other Ebooks Features

Depending on the publisher, you may be able to do other things like: renew an ebook; annotate or take notes; highlight text; or copy and paste text. Many ebook platforms will also help you to reference (cite) a particular ebook.

Massey Library provides ebooks from many publishers, and using many different software platforms. This page connects to instructions for our two main software platforms – EBSCOhost and Ebook Central – but there are many others.

If you want more information about an ebook on another platform, please contact us.

Arrow EBSCOhost Ebooks

You can tell an EBSCOhost ebook by this download link:

EBSCOhost Ebook Download Link

Find out about other EBSCOhost ebook features

Arrow Ebook Central Ebooks

You can tell an Ebook Central ebook by this download link:

Ebook Central Ebook Download

Find out about other Ebook Central ebook features

Other Useful Ebook Pages

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