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The library offers options for patrons who wish to read, download, or request electronic books.  If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to ask a librarian.

Downloadable E-books


We license over 9,000 titles from Ebrary. Materials from Ebrary can be accessed via an app for Apple’s iDevices (as of Spring 2012, Ebrary is working on an Android version). Patrons without access to the app can creat an image PDF of a specific e-book chapter or page range by following these instructions. These PDFs have the same page limits as for printing, are accessible on most computers and devices, typically don't require additional software, and do not expire.


Olin licenses almost 8,000 titles published by Springer that are available online. Springer presents its fulltext as PDFs (usually at the chapter level) and enables authorized users to download them to devices.


The library provides access to over 19,000 titles via EBSCO. They present the fulltext in PDF format, but have limits on downloading and printing: 30 pages total from any title, single pages by default.

Ebooks in our Collection

The library subscribes to services that provide e-books on a variety of topics.  These services include:

  • Ebrary - A collection of over 40,000 e-books from multiple disciplines.
  • Ebsco E-Book Collection - A collection of full text reference, scholarly, and professional books.
  • SpringerLink Ebooks - E-books available online in multiple sciences, with some overlap into economics, business, architecture, and design.

While searching the catalog, e-books are easiy recognizable by the word "E-BOOK" in the item record.  You can narrow your catalog searches to return only e-book results by selecting Type:  E-BOOK when performing catalog searches.  Click the LINK button to be taken to the book.  If you are off campus, you will be prompted to enter your FoxID and Password.

E-books also appear in R-Search results with the Content Type: Ebook.  You can narrow your search results to include only e-book results.

Renew Your Materials Here

You can renew your materials quickly and easily online.

To log in, click the link above and enter your R-Number and pin.  Your pin is your birthdate, MMDDYYY.

If you have any questions, you can call the Checkout and Reserves Desk at 407-646-2521 or e-mail them.

New Books

The library is constantly adding to the collection.  Check here to see what's new in the catalog.

Looking for gadgets?

The library has iPads, bikes, digital cameras, laptops, and more available for checkout.