Check Out the New EBSCO eBooks App

Do you need to access eBooks while on the go? With the release of the new EBSCO eBooks app, you can now enjoy an on-the-go research experience from any mobile device. Some of the features available from this app are:

  • Search and browse your entire EBSCO eBook collection
  • Download titles to the app and read even when they’re offline
  • Sync bookmarks and recent position in the same title across mobile devices
  • Customize the reading experience by adjusting font size, brightness, margins and more
  • Easily return eBooks to your collection when they finish reading

The EBSCO eBooks app is available through the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

You will be required to create a separate EBSCO account in order to use this app.

If you have any questions about the app, please feel free to contact Doug Short at doug.short@cpcc.edu.

Get Access to More Than 100,000 eBooks with Open Library

Looking for free downloadable eBooks? Want books for your Nook, Sony Reader, or other ePub compatible device?
North Carolina libraries and NC LIVE are teaming up with Internet Archive on a project that gives patrons access to a large, shared downloadable eBook collection.
Through this collaboration, North Carolinians have access to more than 100,000 in-copyright eBooks in Open Library, an eBook lending platform developed by Internet Archive, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. In addition, more than one million public domain titles, and a small collection of more recent titles are available.
Most of these books are digital scans of titles owned by participating libraries.  Libraries from across the country have contributed books, including CPCC Library, and more than 60 North Carolina libraries.
To use Open Library, patrons should visit www.openlibrary.org/borrow.
Users need to “Sign Up” and create a new account before downloading books. To see the books available for checkout, visit the eBook Borrowing Collection at www.openlibrary.org/borrow.  Look for the green “Borrow” icon to find books that are currently available for checkout.  Patrons can download up to 5 books at a time, for 2 weeks each.
Books can be read online in a web browser, or downloaded and transferred to a compatible portable device* (e.g. Nook, Sony Reader).  Patrons who choose to download and transfer eBooks will first need to install Adobe Digital Editions (a free download).
If you have any questions, please call ext. 6023, or visit your local library.
*Please note: Most titles in the eBook Borrowing Collection are not available for Kindle at this time.