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What do I need to know about eBooks?

  • Not all books are available in eBook format.
  • To get the most out of an eBook, view the book on a computer browser.. See the downlading eBooks tab for more information about printing, copying text, and downloading. Chcek out the Downloading eBooks tab for information on reading an eBook on your iPad!
  • The eBook Collections that the library subscribes to tend to be scholarly books rather than popular books. For popular titles, please see the "Other Resources" tab for information about Kindle titles.
  • Many of the ebooks and ebook collections that we subscribe to have restrictions on accessibility and use. These restrictions are often created by the owner of the content whether it be a publisher, author, or another party who maintains rights over the digital product. The conditions often determine who can access the ebook, how it can be accessed or used, or if it can be downloaded or printed. The following article provides a good overview of Digital Rights Management.

General Information about eBooks at the UWF Libraries

The University of West Florida Libraries subscribe to a number of eBook Collections. Remote access to most of the resources in this guide is restricted to current UWF students, faculty, and staff, with current , valid UWF credentials.


Getting Started: If you are looking for a particular eBook,search the library catalog by title or author to see if we have access to it. On the search results page, you can filter your results to only show electronic resources. You can tell when a resource is electronic if there is a ebook or ejournal icon on the record.





Get the Software!

Don't forget! To download an eBook you must create an EBSCO account and download Adobe Digital Editions

For more detailed instructions, visit the library's eBook Downloading Tutorial!