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E-Books Collections & Readers

The Tri-College Libraries offer thousands of ebooks. (Find them here: Tripod Library Catalog.)

Library ebooks come from multiple providers, including JSTOR, Project Muse, and Proquest Ebook Central. This guide explains how to download chapters, print sections, and use e-readers on each major platform.

TriCo Ebook Platforms

  Proquest Ebook Central JSTOR, eDuke, Project Muse 
Access TriCo login required (on-campus and off)
Downloading & Printing Select Print to PDF or Chapter Download All chapters in PDF form
Limits Publishers set download and print
limits for each book
Unlimited printing and downloads
Read on iOS/Android Select Full Download, follow prompts
to install Bluefire Reader on your device
Use any PDF reader
Read on Mac/PC Select Full Download, follow prompts
to install Adobe Digital Editions
Use any PDF reader


For low vision and blind readers, Ebrary books can be read aloud in Adobe Digital Editions version 2. 

Step 1: Download your selected title into ADE.

Step 2: Turn VoiceOver on by going in the menu bar to:  

Adobe Digital Editions > Services > Service Preferences > Universal Access > Turn VoiceOver on or off.