San Diego City College Library offers you access to thousands of electronic books (e-books). Most of the e-book collection is licensed from EBSCO, the same vendor as our article databases, so you may notice these have a similar look and feel in their layout. The second large e-book collection is licensed from Gale, which includes encyclopedia sets and other reference books. E-books from different vendors differ by layout (interface) and download capabilities.
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Our major collections are listed below. Each collection has a page in this guide with details for finding, viewing and downloading.
Note: Some of our other databases, like JSTOR, also include e-books. If a database contains e-books, it usually has a menu option (like a checkbox) to narrow your results to the e-book format.
There are three basic ways to find e-books @ SDCC Library: OneSearch, SDCCD Books+, and the A-Z Databases list. This video will quickly show you each method. If you view it on YouTube, a descriptive transcript below the screen will give more detail.
NOTE: The library web site has been updated, so the layout of the screens may vary a bit, but the content is similar.
I'm off campus, how do I get access to an e-book from SDCC Library?
Access to e-Books at Mesa College Library and Miramar College Library:
Because all three colleges share the same SDCCD Books+ catalog, you will see e-books owned by all three libraries. Due to licensing agreements, access to e-books may be restricted to users registered at a particular college. However, if you were teaching or taking classes at City AND Mesa, for example, you have access to both colleges' e-books.
Access to e-Books on the Web
Here are some more e-book collections you can access for free: