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eBooks @ The CSS Library: Home

This guide provides links to the Library's major sources of eBooks and information on how to download eBooks to electronic devices which support PDF.

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.

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 out the 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.

eBook Collections

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.

Adobe Digital Editions is compatible with dozens of devices. We have developed specific 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.

Instructions for eBooks - Video Tutorials

Instructions for eBooks - PDFs

Help for Using EBSCO eBooks

How to Cite an eBook