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eBooks: eBooks Overview

Use eBooks Online

Online Access

With any device (phone, laptop, etc.) and a live network connection, you can browse and read eBooks.

Credo Reference: Search Over 800 Dictionaries and Subject Encyclopedias

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

This publisher, Gale/Cengage Learning, provides a wide variety of authoritative and accessible reference works.

Borrow a Library Device

Library Devices

iPads are configured ready to accept downloads from the Ebsco Academic eBook collection.

Each Kindle set comes pre-downloaded with hundreds of books. Use the links below to see a list, or search the library catalog.

Want something on a Kindle we don't own, yet? 

Fill out this form to request a title be added to Kindle.

Bring Your Own Device


Books from the "Ebsco eBook Collection" can be downloaded to a variety of devices.

  1. Get the EBSCO eBooks app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
  2. Authorize your device.
  3. Find Parkland Library on the list of libraries, by first selecting the correct country (United States) and subdivision (Illinois).
  4. To download eBooks, you will have to log in with an account you set up with Ebsco.
    • If you have previously set up a "My EBSCO" account in any of our Ebsco services, use that username and password.

Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821