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Using Ebooks

Your complete guide to finding and using Ebooks at Belk Library

About eBooks at Belk Library

Belk Library provides us with over 338,000 electronic books, 500 audiobooks, and 2000 e-audiobooks in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and for leisure reading.  Our eBooks are typically found through a search of the library system. Click on the View eBook button to read each book. 

The tabs to the left have detailed instructions for using eBooks from all vendors and for all device types. When you find a book you want to read or download, click on the title to learn more. Click into the page for the vendor and follow their instructions if you need help.

You may especially enjoy the Home Grown Collection of eBooks that we access through NC LIVE.  

 

Search for eBooks

Citing eBooks

Look for a Cite button on the homepage for each eBook.

New to eBooks?

Advantages:

  • borrow online - no trips to the Library
  • convenient - available from off-campus
  • no fines
  • no heavy books to carry
  • 24 hour access
  • searchable content
  • some offline viewing

Challenges?

  • limited borrowing periods (same as print books)
  • different print, download, copy abilities
  • might need extra software to view content