Welcome to our Libguide about ebooks at Rowan University! Rowan has an extensive collection of ebooks in a variety of disciplines that you can access from anywhere at any time. This guide will show you the ebooks available to you and how to access them.
Core Ebook Collections
Open Access Ebooks
To read and dowload ebooks, you may need the following software:
Ebook accessibilty software located in Campbell Library:
Any e-book that is listed in the Rowan Library Catalog, or under the e-books tab of the library web page, can be viewed with common features of accessibility software.
The easiest way to read a library e-book on a screen reader is to download the e-book, even if the screen only lets you check out the online version of the book for a week, or asks for your Rowan login credentials before proceeding. Most e-books will download into PDF and can be read via Adobe Digital Editions software.
Follow this link for directions on how to download Ebook Central e-books to Adobe Digital Editions for offline reading on a laptop or desktop computer. Similarly, follow this link for information on how to download e-books on iOS or Android for offline reading on a mobile device. These directions all work in a similar way for downloading many types of e-books including those from ProQuest, Ebrary, Palgrave, Wiley, and other publishers.
You may also use any of the online e-book interfaces to skim through book chapter headings first, without ever downloading them. In fact, some publishers do not allow direct downloading of e-books at all, even temporarily. Here are some more directions for navigating specific e-book interfaces:
Follow this link for information on how to navigate the "Ebrary Accessibility Mode" which describes using the Ebrary online e-book interface using accessibility software. ProQuest EBL and Ebrary are merging -- more accessibility information for their combined "Ebook Central" here as it develops.
You can also read e-books on your mobile phone using BlueFire Reader, which is also screen-reader friendly. Follow this link for more information on how to download a book for offline reading on a mobile device using a BlueFire reader.
And remember, Campbell Library e-books can appear from any vendor, so bookmark this page so you can return to these updated directions at any time.