Accessing eBooks


Accessing eBooks

Reading eBooks within the Databases

All of our eBooks have the option of reading their content within the database that you find them. This means that when you access the eBook, you can use the features within the database to read, highlight, save, print and more.

For example, with ACLS Humanities E-Book Project This link opens in a new window you can simply click on a chapter and start reading:

Screenshot of a Book page in ACLS database.


Reading eBooks on a Device

Some of our eBook databases allow the books to be downloaded to your computer or device. Do you have an iPad, Kindle, Nook or something else? You may wish to investigate the options below for download.

Please note that downloading eBooks are not required. You can read the books within the eBook database right from your computer.

eBook Databases with Downloads Available:

Requirements to Download an eBook to your Device

  • A device that supports Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader. Ebooks can be downloaded to iPads, PCs and several types of eReaders including a NOOK and Sony eReader. (Not sure if your device supports these applications? Check the Digital Editions Supported Devices This link opens in a new window)
  • Your SNHU email and password login.  This is your normal login to
  • Adobe Digital Editions This link opens in a new window or Bluefire Reader This link opens in a new window. Adobe Digital Editions is a free program that allows you to load the entire eBook for viewing and transfer it to a device. If you want to download to an iPad (or Apple device) you will want to download the Bluefire Reader application or the database specific application.
  • Create a free account with the eBook database(s). Ebook Central - ProQuest and eBook Collection - EBSCO allow you to download eBooks. You will need to create a free account for each database to be able to send the eBook to Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire. 

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Finding eBooks

  • Last Updated Jun 14, 2021
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  • Answered By Jennifer Harris

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