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Ebooks at GW Libraries

Help finding and using scholarly ebooks at GW Libraries

ACCESS TO EBOOKS DURING PANDEMIC

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, the Internet Archive created a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners, available through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. 

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

Bluefire Reader App (for Mobile devices)

Bluefire Reader appGet the BlueFire Reader App to download ebooks on iOS/Android devices

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