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Ebooks at GW Libraries

Help finding and using scholarly ebooks at GW Libraries

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Tips to Remember

OFF-CAMPUS LOGIN (when prompted):

  • Select Your University:  George Washington University​
  • Login with Your GW UserID and Password


  • Unlike print books, e-books at other university libraries are only accessible by their students (due to licensing restrictions).

E-Books at GW Libraries

GW Libraries provides you with access to an ever increasing number of scholarly e-books.  
Our e-book collections come from a variety of scholarly providers (see Scholarly E-Books tab).

With so many different publishers comes the challenge of variations in e-book formats and e-book reader/device options.
This guide is designed to help you navigate these confusing options.
List of library ebook collection publishers

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)

E-books come in various file formats (ex: .pdf; .html; epub) and each device that you read e-books on (laptop, e-reader, mobile app) only accepts specific e-book file formats.

The most common solution to this dilemma is to download the free software Adobe Digital Editions.  It is available for both Windows and Mac users.

Get how-to information and troubleshooting solutions in the ADE Getting Started Guide

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