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Finding eBooks

Watch this tutorial from SFC Library Information Assistant, Kelcy Mathurin, to help you find and download eBooks. Or check out the step-by-step instructions below

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".



  • Pocket Book Reader (android) Download an ebook reader app on your device. This will give you more functionality than reading the ebook in Adobe Digital Editions (ie. annotations, bookmarks, customize format etc).
  • Note: The app must be compatible with Adobe DRM. We recommend Pocket Book Reader.

Step 1:

  • Step 1 Choose DeviceClick on the "Full Download" link.
  • Select your device (iOS or Android) and click "Continue".

Step 2:

  • Step 2 Ebook DownloadIf you already downloaded the Adobe Digital Editions app (and your ebook reader app if you are using one), click "Done with this step".


Step 3:

  • Step 3 Select format and download BookSelect download period and format (EPUB is recommended for mobile and tablet), then click "Download Your Book".

eBook Catalog

Search Ebook Catalog


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.