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E-Book Guide: How to use and download e-books made available by the Library
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2013 URL: http://libguides.gallaudet.edu/content.php?pid=278203 Print Guide RSS Updates

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Off-campus access

When you are off campus, you will be asked for:

  • Your last name
  • Galludet University ID (Or your library barcode, located on the back of your Gallaudet ID card)
  • Which institution you attend (Gallaudet). 

You need to enter the information before you can access the database.

For further information about off-campus access, please refer to the "How to log on" guide".

Still having trouble?  Please feel free to contact us.

 

Contact a librarian

I'm not the only librarian who can help you. Please use the information below to contact the Library's Service Desk.

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Email:
library.help@gallaudet.edu

Phone: 
Videophone 866-957-4416
Voice 202-651-5217

 

What is an e-book?

An e-book is a book that can be read on a computer or other electronic device.  An e-book publisher may make its e-books available through a company that creates collections (called a "provider" in this guide) and makes them available to libraries.  Gallaudet University has access to e-books from several providers.

 

How do I find an e-book?

Go to the Library's web site.

  • Use the "ALADIN Discovery" search box OR click "Classic Catalog" (just below the search box).
  • Search as you would for a print book.  If you want an e-book specifically,  add the keywords "electronic books" (be sure to include the " ").  For example: culture "electronic books"
  • Select a record that shows BOTH "Electronic Book" and "GA" for "Gallaudet." 
  • NOTE: Gallaudet community members have access ONLY to the books with the library code "GA"  If the e-book does not show "GA," you will not be able to access it.
  • Click on the title.
  • Scroll down and click "Click here to access the book."
  • Log on if you are asked.
 

How do I know if the book in the Library's catalog is an e-book?

This depends on whether you are using ALADIN Discovery or Classic Catalog

ALADIN Discovery






Classic Catalog

classic catalog view



 

How do I download an e-book?

See the "Download How-to" tab for detailed instructions on how to download an e-book onto your mobile device.

 

Why do some e-books look different than others?

The library uses several e-book providers.  The providers are:

Each provider determines its own appearance.  However, they all include:

 

Can I print from an e-book?

You may print a small portion of a book, from a few pages up to a chapter.  The amount is governed by fair use and the agreement between the publisher and provider.  You cannot print an entire book.  

 

Can I copy from an e-book?

You can copy a small portion of a book, from a few pages up to a chapter, depending on fair use and the agreement between the publisher and provider.  You cannot copy an entire book.

 

How long can I download an e-book?

Each e-book provider limits the time a book can be downloaded.

  • Ebrary: 7 days
  • eBook Collection: 7 days
  • EBL: Each book has its own limit.  Limits range from 24 hours to 21 days.
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