Search Tools for Ebooks
In addition to searching the individual collections listed on the right, there are several other strategies that can be used for tapping into the Library's ebooks.
Below are the major sources of ebooks offered by the Library.
Using Ebook Readers
Nooks and most other e-readers (except Kindle)
Since nearly all of our ebooks are in PDF format, you should be able to read the texts on personal devices which support PDF. You can download and use Adobe Digital Editions to transfer PDF files from your computer to most ebook readers except for the Kindle. Adobe Digital Editions can also be used for "checking out" titles from the EBSCO Ebook collections (see listings above).
Adobe Digital Editions is compatible with dozens of devices. We have developed specfic directions for using Adobe Digital Editions with the Nook. The same directions should be adaptable to other devices which are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions.
Bluefire Reader is recommended for downloading our EBSCO ebooks for offline reading on Apple iOS and Android devices. The software is not necessary if you are simply reading ebooks when visiting the EBSCO sites.
Although the Kindle is not compatible with Adobe Digital Editions, it is now possible to use Send to Kindle to email PDF files to your Kindle reader. The process is reasonably straightforward. You will need to log into your Amazon account in order to get the email address that you will send files to. In the account, you will also need to identify the email addresses from which you will be sending files to your Kindle. When you email PDFs to your Kindle, you can have your PDF file converted to the Kindle format by typing "convert" in the subject line of the email address. This can make reading from your Kindle quite a bit easier. All of these steps are described in detail on the Amazon site.
Ebooks in Public Libraries
So far, our ebook collection is mostly comprised of academic titles which support CSS courses and research.
Keep in mind that public libraries in the region are developing impressive collections of ebooks that might be of more interest for leisure reading. To get started, check these pages at Duluth Public Library or the Arrowhead Library System. All that you need to borrow ebooks for free is a valid public library borrower's card.
College of St. Scholastica Library
Top five books are:
Lucky Jim (Amis), Then We Came to the End (Ferris), The Rebel Angels (Davies), Interpreter of Maladies (Lahiri), Stories (T.C. Boyle)
Best current read:
Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)
Current favorite quote:
"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."--Noel Coward
Current favorite food:
Vegetarian Tagine with Israeli Couscous