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 or take a look at our E-Book Research Guide.
Materials from Ebrary can be accessed via the Bluefire app for Apple and Android devices. 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.
Springer presents its fulltext as PDFs (usually at the chapter level) and enables authorized users to download them to devices.
EBSCO presents the fulltext in PDF format, but has limits on downloading and printing which vary by title. The EBSCO eBooks app is available for iOS devices from iTunes, Android devices from Google Play, and Kindle Fire and Nook devices from this FAQ.
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.
If you're having trouble accessing an ebook from off campus, our troubleshooting guide can help.
Book Discussion Groups
We at the Olin Library are excited about the thriving book discussion groups around campus. We are always delighted to host book discussions in Olin, and can help you schedule and advertise your book discussion group.
Generally, if we find out about the book, we try to provide a copy of each book being discussed, either in electronic or print format. At Olin we purchase single copies of books, but we have some additional ways to support Rollins book discussion groups. We can purchase certain books as e-books, and some of these allow an unlimited number of people to read them simultaneously. We can also place a copy of a book on reserve to allow short checkout periods for multiple readers. Also, we can lease multiple print copies of certain newer, popular fiction and nonfiction books. Of course, these options vary depending on the specific book.
If your group is planning to discuss a book that we don’t have in our library collection, if we can help you choose a book, or if you have any other purchase recommendations, please contact your librarian
to let us know.
You can renew your materials quickly and easily online.
To log in, just use your FoxID and Password.
If you have any questions, you can call the Checkout and Reserves Desk at 407-646-2521 or e-mail them.
The library has iPads, bikes, digital cameras, laptops, and more available for checkout.