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Quick Guide

E-Books at Boston College

Kindle on top of books

Our eBook collections include many scholarly publishers, as well as popular titles through OverDrive.

The e-book environment is changing, with publishers offering new options for downloading and other functionality. Not all e-books are available in formats well-suited for all e-readers, and matching the two can be challenging. We are balancing the migration to e-books by listening to users and their needs, while also negotiating the options made available by publishers. 

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Looking for scholarly e-books? 

  • Search our Catalog and choose eBooks in the "Material Type" drop-down. 

Looking for e-books to download and read for pleasure?

Request an E-Book Purchase

Is there an e-book you think we should have?  Contact your subject librarian.

Advantages of E-Books

While some users prefer the print, others appreciate the portability of e-books, as well as:

  • 24/7 access
  • full-text searching
  • linking to other resources or media, such as author interviews or related websites