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Ebooks @ Cairn: Download ebooks

A guide on using ebooks

Download an ebrary eBook

Using Ebsco eBooks

Dowloading a GVRL eBook

Cairn ebook collections allowing downloads

Ebook Central, EbscoHost, EBL, and GVRL eBook collections allow current faculty, students and staff of Cairn University to download content to readers and other devices. 

Please Note: Ebook Central, EbscoHost, and EBL require the installation of Adobe Digital Editions in order to download content.

Helpful Tips

  • Not all books are available in eBook format
  • Not all eBooks can be download and read offline
  • GVRL eBooks can be downloaded by chapter but not as an entire book
  • ALL eBook collections are available online using your web browser
  • To access eBooks you need to login using your 14 digit University ID barcode and pin.
  • Every eBook vendor (Oxford, Ebook Central, Cambridge, JSTOR, etc.) have different rules for downloading, copying, printing, and emailing content.  This will be clearly marked on the individual eBook's page.
  • The majority of eBooks available through the Masland Library are scholarly.  Popular/leisure titles can be found through the Bucks County Library System.

Required Software

Mobile Devices

Bluefire Reader is needed for Apple products

Kindle users

Kindle Users must download the PDF or epub document to your desktop before transferring it your Kindle using the specified software.

1. Download Adobe Digital Editions 

2. Download the Send to Kindle software provided by Amazon

3. Once you've selected an ebook for download, follow the instructions to download as a PDF

4. To send the PDF to your Kindle:

From Windows Explorer, simply right click on one or more documents and choose Send to Kindle.

From any Windows application that can print, select Print and choose Send to Kindle

Drag and drop, one or more documents onto the Send to Kindle application

Why eBooks

While some users prefer print and the Masland Library has continued to add print titles to our physical library, eBooks play an important role in an academic library. For example, ebooks are:

  • Portable
  • Allow 24/7 access
  • Full-Text Searching
  • Many titles include unlimited users so that more than one student can be using the same book for research

Request an eBook purchase

Do you think Masland Library should purchase a specific eBook or wish you had access to a specific book for research?  Contact us with your request.