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E-Books

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

Ebrary

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.

Springer

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.

EBSCO

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.

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.

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.