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The Academy Library's Ebook Collections

Ebrary's Academic Complete Collection of E-books

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Ebrary (now "Proquest Ebook Central") is a collection of over 130,000 ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas along with research tools such as personalized bookshelves, highlighting, and note options.  For help with Ebrary see the Proquest Ebook Central User Guide.


Overdrive - borrow popular ebooks and streaming audio-books from our library's collection. Read anywhere on your phone, tablet or computer. To use on your mobile device, download OverDrive's companion app Sora.

For help setting up the Sora app on your mobile device see this brief guide.

ACLS Humanities E-Books

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ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of over 5,500 books in the humanities recommended and reviewed by scholars. The selected titles are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature.

The Hathi Trust

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Begun in 2008, the goal of the partnership is to build a comprehensive archive of published literature. HathiTrust has pursued this goal chiefly by digitizing materials like books and journals from major library collections and other partners, such as Google and the Internet Archive.

Please note that although PEA Library is not a member of Hathi Trust, anyone can search and view the full-text content in this collection.

You can use the Library Catalog to search for ebooks  that are available in any of the three ebook collections to which the library subscribes:  Ebrary, OverDrive, and ACLS Humanities. Select Advanced Search.  In the "Search Tools" menu below the search box, choose ebook as an option in the "Format" menu.

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