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Ebook Central - Search, Find and Use Academic e-books: Getting Started

Ebook Cenral offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas - single sign-on required for access

Find Ebook Central

You will find a link to Ebook Central on the Kirtland Library web page.

Key Features of the Ebook Central Platform


  • Clear user permissions for books, intuitive navigation, and streamlined key tasks.
  • Ability to download books to your laptop, tablet or phone (iOS and Android) for offline reading.
  • Personal bookshelves that automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research. Folders can be emailed to peers.
  • Notes and highlights.
  • Multiple options for searching and navigating. 
  • Compatibility with screen readers and other assistive technology for patrons with special accessibility needs.

Ebook Central Overview and Searching (2:37)

Search Tip

To search for a word or phrase no matter where it may appear in a text, choose Advanced Search.  Just above the list of languages, there is a Full Text search bar.  Enter your term there.  Remember to use quotation marks around words you want found together, such as "Andrew Jackson".

Other e-book Collections

*Note: To check out an OverDrive title you must have an active library account and a library issued PIN.


  • Architecture

  • Fine Arts

  • Business/Management

  • Economics

  • Education

  • General Works/Reference

  • Geography/Travel

  • Home Economics

  • Library Science

  • Museums

  • Tourism/Hospitality

  • Health

  • Medicine

  • Nursing

  • Pharmacy

  • Sport & Recreation

  • History

  • Political Science

  • Law

  • Fiction

  • Journalism

  • Language/Linguistics

  • Literature

  • Publishing

  • Philosophy

  • Religion

  • Social Science

  • Military Science

  • Agriculture

  • Computer Science/IT

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Construction

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering

  • General Engineering

  • Manufacturing

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mining

  • Environmental Studies

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Antaomy/Physiology

  • Astronomy

  • Biology/Natural History

  • Botany

  • General Science

  • Chemistry

  • Geology

  • Physics

  • Zoology