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This site walks you through how to find and access e-books on the library website.

Finding E-Books in the Library Catalog (Video)

The library has an extensive e-book collection of over 500,000 e-books which you can access anytime, anywhere with your A# and password. Watch the video below to find out how to find e-books in the library catalog.

Finding E-Books

Finding E-Books in the Library Catalog

1. From the library catalog, click the "Search only Electronic Books" button from the list beneath the search bar.

USU library catalog homepage. List of links in the middle of the page, 6th link down is Search Only Electronic Books.

2. Then enter the title of the book or topic you are searching for into the search bar(s).

Search Terms bars on top left of the page. Exampled used is Design Thinking

3. On the results page, find the title of the e-book you'd like and click the "Online Access" link. 

Search Results. Online Access link is found under the title and the author and publication information

4. Next, you'll need to look for "Read Online" or "Download Book" options - these options might differ from vendor to vendor and might require you to have some additional software if you want to download the entire book.

"Read Online" and "Download Book" Options are found under the cover of the book.

Finding Popular E-Books & Audiobooks

We also have a small collection of best-selling e-books and audiobooks available from Overdrive.

1. On Overdrive you can either search for a specific title in the upper right corner or browse specific collections throughout the website. 

Overdrive Homepage, search bar in the top right corner.

2. Once you've found the title you're looking for you can borrow the book in a variety of formats.

Book title big blue button to the right of the book cover, formats listed in the top right corner.

3. Check out Overdrive's Help Section for more information on how to utilize USU Overdrive collection.