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Ebooks @ the Consortium Library

A guide to finding, using, and downloading ebooks at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

Finding Ebooks at the Library

There are several different ways to locate and access ebooks in the Consortium Library:

The Library strives to collect ebooks to meet a wide variety of research needs. This means we get ebooks from many different suppliers with many different publishing models and restrictions. While the Library strives to make access to ebooks as easy as possible, we are not currently able to make our ebooks accessible all in one place.


Please Ask a Librarian if you are having difficulty locating an ebook.

Finding Ebooks in the Library Catalog

Many (but not all) of the Library's ebooks can be found by doing a search in the Library Catalog.


1. Search by keyword, author, title, or subject in the Library Catalog


2. Ebook records will often have [electronic resource] after the title and there will be a link to the ebook instead of a call number


3. To view the ebook, click on the "Go to..." link in the record 


  • If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your university email username/password to view the ebook

  • To limit your search results to ebooks only, click on Advanced Search in the Library Catalog, enter your terms in the search box, select ebook from the Format dropdown list, and then click Find at the bottom of the search screen

Finding Ebooks in QuickSearch

Conduct a search across many of the Library's collections at one time using QuickSearch.


1. Go to the Library Homepage


2. Enter your terms in the QuickSearch search box


3. Select the Books/eBooks option and click Search





 4. To view the ebook, click on the Full Text Online link





  • If you are off campus, you will need to log in with your university email username/password to view the ebook 

  • To limit your results to ebooks only, under Refine your search, select Items with full text online. You can also use the Advanced Search feature to limit your search results to only ebooks.

Ebooks Page

Visit the Ebooks page on the Consortium Library website.

From the Ebooks page you can:

  • Browse or search for ebooks by title
  • Search within individual ebook ecollections and see where ebook content is located