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What is an eBook? It's a book in digital form that you read on a computer, eReader, or mobile device. This guide will help you search Cañada's eBook collections, download eBooks, and read them.

Overdrive, Safari, and EBSCO eBook Access

eBooks at Cañada College Library

Through Cañada College Library, students, faculty and staff have access to thousands of non-fiction and fiction eBooks. eBooks can be accessed from the Cañada College Library website.


Cañada College subscribes to eBooks through different vendors. You can search for eBooks in Safari, EBSCO, and Overdrive. eBooks are also available through publicly accessible sources such as Project Gutenberg. For more information about each of these resources, visit the specific page in this guide.

  • EBSCO eBooks includes class fiction and business, technology, and other academic nonfiction subjects.
  • Check out Gale eBooks to search for chapters from reference books on subjects including the arts, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science, social sciences, and technology. You can also find general facts and biographies. 
  • O'Reilly Media (formally Safari) provides access to over 5000 technical and business eBooks.
  • Overdrive has fiction eBooks in mystery, romance, literary, and other genres, and nonfiction eBooks in business, finance, biography, and other subjects, and audiobooks in wma and mp3 formats.