Books Online (E-books)

Search for ebooks on the library's home page, or use links below. Some require a SUNY Adirondack username and password to access from off-campus.

Video: Finding Ebooks at the SUNY Adirondack Library

ProQuest Ebook Central

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This subscription database offers more than 170,000 electronic books.

  • It requires a SUNY Adirondack username and password for off-campus access.
  • These books originally appeared in print format. The library purchases these books in electronic format.
  • Users may print up to a certain number of pages. Note that printing on campus is limited to 20 pages at a time.
  • Students, faculty and staff may upload chapters to Google Drive, a network account, or a USB.
  • Students, faculty and staff can also create accounts in Ebook Central to download books to a device, save them in an electronic bookshelf, or use the highlighter and other functions.
  • Area residents may visit the library to use the library's computers to access Ebook Central.

SUNY Press E-book Collection

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Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

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Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.

Reference Online

This page leads to online reference books from the Gale Virtual Reference Center, CQ Researcher and other databases. They offer overviews of research subjects. 

New E-books added to our collection for 2022-2023

Other Sources of Online Books & Podcasts

These sites link to freely-available electronic books or podcasts. These might offer more novels and fiction than other e-book databases.