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E-books: Downloading e-books for mobile or offline use

This guide provides instructions on how to download or check-out e-books for use offline or on a mobile device.

Access through Library One Search & "A-Z Databases"

Information about and online access to the 650,000+ electronic books licensed/purchased by, or subscribed to by the ASU Library can be found by connecting to our Library One Search discovery tool.

Our A-Z Databases module provides access to the different platforms or database interfaces for identifying and accessing these resources.

  • To connect to an alphabetical list of e-book collections (or, in some cases, individual e-book titles), while using the A-Z Databases module, simply change the "Resource Type" menu from its default "All Database Types" setting to E-Book Collections.

Major E-Book Collections

ACLS Humanities E-book Project
Provides access to 5,400+ high-quality books in the humanities and related social sciences..
Search options: All content. Only content I can access. Only open access content.
Browsing options: Subject, Author, Publisher, Series.
The ASU Library Catalog provides records for 4,800+ titles.

Directory of Open Access Books
36,000+ academic peer-reviewed books from 600+ publishers.
Browsing options: Subjects, Publishers, Languages, Date Issued, Collections.

Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Search options include: keyword and full text; author; call number (LC and Dewey); ISBN; publisher; series title; title.

eBooks on EBSCOhost
The ASU Library Catalog contains records for 16,000+ of these titles.

HathiTrust Digital Library

JSTOR eBooks


Project MUSE Open Access ebooks

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