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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
Start at the homepage.
Select the "Books & Media" tab.
Type in your search term and click "Go".
In the left hand column, under "Refine My Results", click "Electronic Books" to limit your search to just ebooks.
Click on the book title to open the ebook in a new window and start reading.
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
Download 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.
Click on the Full Download link.
Select "Laptop Desktop" and click "Continue".
If you successfully downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions, click "Do ne with this step".
Select download period, and choose between EPUB or PDF format.
Click "Download Your Book".
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.
Click on the "Full Download" link.
Select your device (iOS or Android) and click "Continue".
If you already downloaded the Adobe Digital Editions app (and your ebook reader app if you are using one), click "Done with this step".
Select download period and format (EPUB is recommended for mobile and tablet), then click "Download Your Book".
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.