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Find an eBook in the Catalog

  • Search ebookStart at the homepage.
  • Select the "Books & Media" tab.
  • Type in your search term and click "Go".


Limit Search

  • ​In the left hand column, under "Refine My Results", click "Electronic Books" to limit your search to just ebooks.
  • Click on title to open ebookClick on the book title to open the ebook in a new window and start reading.

ebook Interface

  • Once you have opened the book just click "Read Online" to begin reading.
  • Look at "Availability" to see:
    • if access is unlimited or limited to one person
    • if the book can be downloaded for 21 days or 1 day.
  • Sign in (username/password is the same as your SFC email) in order to save a book to your shelf for later, highlight text, add notes or download to your phone or computer.

Download an eBook

  • Adobe Digital EditionsDownload Adobe Digital Editions (free) and install.
  • Create a free Adobe ID account. (required)
  • Find the ebook you want to download and sign in with your SFC username and password.
  • Step 1 Choose DeviceClick on the Full Download link.
  • Select "Laptop Desktop" and click "Continue".




  • Step 2If you successfully downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions, click "Done with this step".
  • Step 3 DownloadSelect download period, and choose between EPUB or PDF format.
  • Click "Download Your Book".
  • Step 1 Choose DeviceClick on the "Full Download" link.
  • Select your device (iOS or Android) and click "Continue".
  • Step 2 Download Bluefire ReaderIf you already downloaded the Bluefire Reader app, click "Done with this step".


  • Step 3 Select format and download BookSelect download period and format (EPUB is recommended for mobile and tablet), then click "Download Your Book".
  • Step 1 Download Bluefire Reader appInstall the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your Kindle Fire.
    • First, go to "Settings", then "Security". Check the setting "Allow installation of applications that are not from app store."
    • If you are not already reading this on your Kindle, open this guide in a web browser (such as Silk Browser) on your Kindle.
    • Click here to download the app.  (You cannot download the app directly from the Kindle app store.)
  • Step 1 Choose DeviceClick on the "Full Download" link.
  • Select the Laptop/Desktop choice and click "Continue".
  • For step 2, if you successfully downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions on your computer click "Done with this step".
  • Select your Step 3 Download Bookdownload period and download format and click "Download Your Book".
  • Still on your computer, open Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Attach your Kindle Fire to your computer via USB cable.  Your Kindle should now say, "You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle." (If it does not, try unplugging and plugging the cable back in.)
  • You should see a Kindle device in the bottom left pane of the Adobe Digital Editions window.
  • When prompted, authorize your Kindle.
  • Drag and drop your book from Adobe Digital Editions Library to your Kindle.
  • Unplug your Kindle.
  • Open the Bluefire Reader app on your Kindle, you should see your downloaded book listed.
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Just looking for ebooks?

Skip the main catalog and go straight to our ebook provider: ProQuest Ebook Central.

From here you can read or download ebooks directly, following the instructions above.

More Help

QuestionFor more help visit Proquest Ebook Central's Help Page.