This guide explains how to find one in the Lindell Library catalog and successfully read, download, or print it.
The steps below are for e-books in the ProQuest Ebook Central platform. Other e-book platforms may look and work differently.
Contact a librarian if you need help using them.
Enjoy your online reading. And be sure to let your professor, or your friendly librarian, know if you have any questions or problems.
Here are the steps to finding a particular e-book in our collection.
When you see the book you want, click "Access online".
You will then see something like this:
Too many Auggies might be reading your book at the moment.
Some publishers restrict the number of people who can read a book online simultaneously.
For example, if you get a screen that looks like this, it means that three people are already reading this e-book right now:
Our advice is to wait 20 minutes, then try again. Or else keep refreshing your browser until one of those people logs out of the resource.
This is important, because it affects other people's access while you are reading it.
Please ignore the "download" options — even if what you want to do is download a PDF.
This will lock all other users out of the book for 24 hours.
Choose "Read Online" or "Online Reading" instead. You will still be able to download or print, but it will allow other users to access the e-book too.
The first time you read the book, you will be asked to create an account with the publisher.
It's free and painless, and the library has paid the publisher for your access, so please create an account without fear.
Your username should be your Augsburg e-mail address.
It is up to you to remember your password for future access, so make it something secure yet memorable.
Choose the part of the book you want to read. Once it is open, you can either do all your reading right now or save a PDF to access later.
Or you can print it — but remember that the library's license with the publisher probably restricts the number of pages you can print at one time.
Because the platform limits the number of simultaneous users, be nice to other Auggies who want to read this book by logging out when you are done.
The e-book system will log you out after 20 minutes of inactivity.