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E-books

In this guide you find information on the library's e-book collections and instructions for how to read and download books on different devices. Do you have any questions or do you want to give us feedback? Please, contact the library

Instructions for e-books

Instructions for e-books

The table below gives you an overview of the differences between the e-book collections and how to use them.

 




 


 

Content

Contains more than 20.000 e-books and audio books.

Mostly books in Swedish but also some in English, both fiction and non-fiction.

Contains about 185.000 e-books from different disciplines.

Books in English, only non-fiction.

Books in English, only non-fiction.

A small collection.

Books from Finnish publishers. Non-fiction.

A small collection.

 

 

Contains about 520.000 e-books from different disciplines. Books in English, only non-fiction
Where can I find the books?

Books in Elib can be found through the Libguides or directly on http://arcada.elib.se

Course books available in Elib can also be found in Arcada Finna.

Books in Ebook Central can be found through the Libguides or Arcada Finna.

 

Books in Ebsco can be found through the Libguides, Arcada Finna or directly on Ebsco

Books in Ellibs can be found through the Libguides or directly on Ellibs

Books in Perlego can be found through the Libguides or directly on Perlego

How to

log in?

 

 

With Arcada’s library card.

Log in with your library card number and your PIN-code.

Through Arcada Finna or the Libguides.

Log in on remote with your Arcada user name and password.

Log in on remote with your Arcada user name and password.

 

Log in with your Arcada user name and password.

Register with your Arcada e-mail address and the code for your institution.

Contact the Arcada library in case you do not know what code to use.

Read e-books on a computer

(PC, Mac)

Most of the e-books can be read in your web browser.

The books can also be downloaded and read offline, except from Arcada’s computers if you are a student.

 

For downloading e-books you need:

- the reading software Adobe Digital Editions


 

The books can be read directly in the web browser.

Most of the books can also be downloaded and read offline, except from Arcada’s computers if you are a student.

 

For downloading e-books you need:

- the reading software Adobe Digital Editions, in case you want to download an entire book. Single chapters can be printed or downloaded as PDF-files

- a user account in Ebook Central (Sign In > Create account)

The books can be read directly in the web browser.

The books can also be downloaded and read offline, except from Arcada’s computers if you are a student.

For downloading e-books you need:

- the reading software Adobe Digital Editions

- a user account in Ebsco

The books can be read directly in the web browser.

The books can also be downloaded and read offline, except from Arcada’s computers if you are a student.

 

For downloading e-books you need:

- the reading software Adobe Digital Editions

The books can be read directly in the web browser.

Read e-books on iPad or iPhone

 

- Biblio app (from AppStore)

or

- the reading app Bluefire Reader

- Adobe-ID

- Adobe Digital Editions

- an Ebook Central-account (Sign In > Create account)

- the reading app Ebsco Ebooks

- an Ebsco-account

- Ellibs app (from AppStore)

- Perlego app (from AppStore)

Read e-books on Android

(smart phone/

tablet)

- Biblio app (from Google Play)

- Adobe Digital Editions

- an Ebook Central-account (Sign In > Create account)

- the reading app Ebsco Ebooks

- an Ebsco-account

- Ellibs app (from Google Play)

- Perlego app (from Google Play)

Listen to audio books

(smart phone/

tablet)

- Biblio app (from Google Play / AppStore)

 

it is also possible to listen offline

       

Listen to audio books

(PC/Mac)

Audio books can be listened to online as streamed audio.        
Loan period

After 28 days the file will stop working, but the e-book can be borrowed again.

Unlimited simultaneous users.
 

If you have downloaded the book:
14 days for books with unlimited simultaneous users.
7 days for books with 3 simultaneous users.
1 day for books with 1 simultaneous user

Unlimited simultaneous users for most of the titles.

Normally 1 or 3 simultaneous users.

1-7 days, if you have downloaded the book.

Normally 7 or 14 days depending on title

Different number of copies of the titles available for borrowing

Possible to reserve titles that are on loan, also possible to return titles

 

 

Unlimited access to all titles, unlimited simultaneous users.
Printing Printing is not allowed

How many pages you are allowed to print depends on the title

How many pages you are allowed to print depends on the title

Printing is not allowed Printing is not allowed
More information FAQ

ProQuest Libguide

Help

 

Instructions FAQ

 

What if it doesn't work?

Contact the library via biblioteket(at)arcada.fi. Try to answer the following questions before you contact us. This makes it easier for us to help you:

  • Which e-book collection did you try to use (e.g. Ebook Central, Ebsco)?
  • Where did you find the link to the e-book?
  • Did you try to use the e-book collection at Arcada or on remote?
  • If you were at Arcada, did you use a stationary computer or a laptop?
  • Which WLAN did you use (eduroam, arcada-guest, arcada-secure)?
  • Did you try to login which your Arcada ID or with your library card number?
  • What error message did you get?
  • Take screenshots if you can

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