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eBooks: eBooks

About this Guide

Assorted tablets and ereaders

Read library ebooks on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or e-reader, anytime, any place!

Access ebooks FREE from the databases and collections below.

Don't hesitate to contact the library at any time with questions!

Log into the Databases from Home

To access the library's resources off-campus, log in with your

NetID (hcs, hce or hcf#) and password.

Helena College NetID login screen

Additional Resources

Get free, partial access to thousands of books from Google

Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search below. Find out more.

Google Book Search


What's the big deal about e-books?

It is always a good idea to include a variety of information sources in your research. Books can provide a more thorough picture of a topic than a journal article or credible website. You often will not need to read the entire book - just a few chapters/sections will often have the information you need.

What's great about e-books is that you can access them at any time, from anywhere! Paper due tomorrow and the library's closed? No problem!

Additionally, you can easily browse the book by chapters, OR you can search within the full text of an e-book to find the keywords you're looking for. Nearly every e-book collection to which the library has access allows full-text searching of e-books. Try that with a regular, print book!

Search the catalog here for only e-books:

(Some ebooks can only be searched in their database).


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Read E-Books on Your Phone or Tablet

If you want to read e-books on a smartphone or tablet, many of our e-book databases have free apps that can help you do this. Many are also compatible with other apps, such as iBooks or Google Books.

Feel free to bring your device into the library (or contact us) for help accessing ebooks!