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eBooks: eBooks

Off-Campus Access

For off-campus access to the online databases and eBooks, you'll need your student ID number and portal password. Make sure you are accessing the databases directly from the library website. 

System Requirements

To read EBSCO e-Books on your computer, check the Recommended Browser Settings. For users with Internet Explorer versions 9.0 or older, please see the Adobe Acrobat Reader Browser Requirements and settings for all supported browsers, available here.

Please contact librarian Pawel Szponar at (650) 949-7609 or szponarpaul@foothill.edu if you have questions.

Make notes on your eBook

When you have your own copy of a book in print, it's easy to take notes as you read, but what if you're reading an eBook? Check out our new tutorial to learn how to annotate an EBSCO ebook!

What is an eBook?

An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text- and image-based publication in digital form readable on computers. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as "an electronic version of a printed book," but eBooks can exist without any printed equivalent.

EBSCO eBooks

eBooksThe Foothill College Library has over 120,000 multi-disciplinary academic eBooks, many of which are downloadable to a tablet or e-reader.  The best way to find our eBooks is to go to the library home page, scroll down to the OneSearch box, and click on Find Books. When you do, a link to EBSCO E-Books will appear under the search box.

OneSearch box with Find Books selected and arrow pointing to EBSCO e-books

Please note that Adobe Digital Editions must be installed on your computer to read downloaded e-books.

Click on the Help button in the eBooks platform for additional information.

O'Reilly Safari eBooks

Looking for eBooks on business, computers, or graphic design? O'Reilly Safari offers the premier digital library with over 42,000 business and tech eBooks. Look for the link on the library home page under Featured Databases.

For help with searching, using O'Reilly Safari on your mobile device, and other features, visit the Support Center.

New eBooks