E-Books at Boston College
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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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