Ebook Access Pros and Cons
Many people are now familiar with ebooks and the process of getting an ebook through a nook or Kindle. However, the ebook process through libraries is very different:
- You can borrow thousands of ebooks through the Butler Library system for FREE
-You can use them on your iPads, laptops, e-readers...ect, but it is highly suggested to just read off of a computer browser for convenience
- Butler takes into consideration the need for ebooks, so if you would like to access one and the only copy is currently in use... JUST ASK! We may buy more copies if enough people ask for them!
-Borrowing an ebook is a much more tedious process than just buying ebooks on an e-reader. Manufacturers would much prefer customers to buy the books rather than borrow them.
- A small percentage of the ebooks available through Butler can only be accessed by one person at a time. However, letting a Library staff member know if you want to use a book that is in use will allow us to know if we should buy more for student and staff convenience.
Using this Guide
This guide will take you through the process of downloading ebooks through Butler University Libraries. As you move through the tabs at the top of the guide, you'll see information on:
- Getting Started : A step-by-step guide to one-time set-up necessary to download ebooks.
- Search Primo : Connect to downloadable ebooks and other content through our new catalog!
- Ebrary, EBSCO, SpringerLink, Credo : These tabs will help you register with individual ebook vendors. Once you locate a title through Primo, you'll be able to see which vendor is providing the book.
- More ebooks : Connect to other ebooks available at Butler!
Once you've downloaded an ebook, it's associated with the device on which its located. Downloadable ebooks are available for 7 days, after which they'll become unreadable.
Once you're finished with an ebook, please delete it from your device. This will allow others to use it, similar to returning a physical library book.
Downloadable e-books are accessible on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle.