Does Pfau Library have ebooks?
Yes, lots! Around 100,000 total.
What kinds of books are they?
Books for research and study in a wide variety of subjects taught at the university. Sorry, no bestsellers or popular fiction!
Do I need a special device to read them?
No. They are designed to be easily readable in any Web browser.
Can I download them to my ebook reader?
Maybe. It depends on (1) whether the provider of the ebook allows downloads, and (2) your technology comfort level. Generally, the downloadable books are in EPUB format and must first go to a computer with Adobe Digital Editions software installed and authorized, then be transferred from your computer to your ebook device.
Can I check them out?
The concept of "checking out" doesn't apply to most of our ebooks. But in some cases, downloading a copy of the book means no one but you can use it during the download period.
Are there limits on how many people can use an ebook?
Depends on the book! Most of our books allow for unlimited use. However, some ebook licenses allow only a limited number of simultaneous users; usually 1 or 3. If there's a limit, you'll see it noted in the Pfau Library Catalog record for the book. View a sample ebook record.
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Pfau Library 053B
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Coordinator, Electronic Resources & Serials
Art, Communication Studies, English, Philosophy, Theatre, World Languages; also specialist for general Law