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Healey Library Ebook Collections

Things to remember when using ebooks from the Healey Library Ebook Collections

  • For most databases, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions to view the ebook on a computer or to download the ebook to your mobile device after saving to your computer.
  • For the iPad, download the free app BlueFire Reader to use in Ebook Central.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection has it's own app for downloading titles, additional information and instructions is available at  Libguide EBSCO eBooks: Mobile App
  • The majority of the ebook collections only offer PDF or individual chapter downloading.
  • The older versions of Kindle are not supported by Ebook Central, ebook downloads for chapters or page ranges are only available in PDF.
  • Kindle Fire is now supported by Ebook Central by following these steps.
  • Ebook Central and EBSCO eBook Collection require creating a user account to save annotations and highlighting from individual titles.
  • Transferring a downloaded ebook to an iOS device from your desktop is fast and easy. When Adobe Digital Editions opens, plug mobile device to computer via USB drive.  Once the device is recognized by Adobe, just drag and drop the ebook to the mobile device.



Select E-book Collections at Healey Library


Ebook Central


EBSCO eBook Collection

  • Download options: PDF, EPUB, full-text ebook
  • Printing: PDF of chapters and page ranges varies according to title
  • Software needed: Adobe Digital Editions, EBSCO eBooks app is available for iOS devices,  the android version will be available soon.
  • Create a user account
  • EBSCO eBooks Mobile app - Quick Start User Guide


APA logo

APA Books E-Collection

  • Download options: PDF
  • PDF of chapters and page ranges: Individual chapters
  • Software needed: Adobe Acrobat Reader


Sage Knowledge

  • Download option: PDF of individual chapters
  • Full-text ebook available to read online, no download option
  • Printing: Individual chapters
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