The library subscribes to EBSCO to get nonfiction books that you can read whenever you are connected to the Internet, if you have a Humboldt Library card. If you don't have a card, you can still read these books from a computer inside the library.
Find EBSCO eBooks on the Library Catalog
In the library catalog, you can see a list of these eBooks by searching the call number "eBooks." You may also do an author, title, subject or keyword search the eBook you want by using the Advanced Search and choosing the material type "eBooks." To spot an eBook in the catalog during ordinary searching, look for the image of a laptop with an "e" on the screen.
Search the EBSCOHost Website - Another Way to Find EBSCO eBooks
On the EBSCOHost page, you can search all of the EBSCO eBooks Humboldt Library subscribes to by keyword or, you can browse by category and see the book covers as you do so.
Other eBooks Not on the Library Catalog are Available to You
Many popular fiction and nonfiction books are available to you through the library's Overdrive subscription. You can download these books to read offline. Overdrive eBooks are not found in the library catalog. To find them please choose Overdrive from the menu at left. Public domain eBooks are also available from the menu at left. These sites provide access to eMedia (including music and videos) in the public domain. They are accessible to everyone using the Internet and most can be downloaded to read offline.
Humboldt's subscription does not empower us to use every function of Ebsco. For example, we do not get audiobooks or fiction from Ebsco. (These we get from Overdrive.) We do not have download permissions for Ebsco's eBooks; you must use an internet connection while you read them. However, you can download the Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks.