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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 can also 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)

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

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    Library Hours


  1) In person or

2) call 989-275-5000



Library Hours

Monday -Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Come and See our new space, reserve a study room, study in our new Quiet Room or just find a little nook in which to read! The Kirtland Library is where the cool kids go!

  3) email      

 Email is a great way to contact us. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

**Library photo courtesy of Marj Esch.

Working Online or on Campus:  Order books and ebooks from Kirtland Library homepage:  

You will need to use your Single Sign On.  Put  books or DVDs on hold.  You will get an email that the materials are ready for pickup. You can either pickup in the library or curbside.  Curbside pickup call 989 275-5000 ex 246 and we will bring them out to you during Library Hours.

OverDrive, ebooks and audiobooks on is very easy to use and you can add more than one Library card.  Example Kirtland Library card plus any other library you are a member of.    Get your access PIN# at the Circulation Desk or call 989 275-5000 ex. 246 if you don't have one.