Materials Available Online
The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries provide access to over one million electronic books for our students, staff and faculty. Since our ebooks are available on different platforms, the requirements for using and downloading may vary as well. The sections of this guide will help you locate and use the Libraries' ebooks as well as answer related questions.
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How to Find eBooks
The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries provides access to over one million electronic books for our students, staff, and faculty. Use the links below to search some of our most popular eBook collections.
- Ebook Central: Web-based ebook library containing thousands of online academic books which can be read on or offline.
- eBooks on EBSCOhost: Provides full-text ebooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities.
- This database contains curated technical books, tutorials, and case studies on programming languages, applications, systems, networking, web design and development, and more.
- Browse all of our eBook databases
- Search all eBooks in our collections using OneSearch
More Information on Downloading and Printing eBooks
Desktop and Laptop Users
Adobe Digital Editions
Ebook Central and Ebsco eBooks use Adobe's eBook DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection. To download these eBooks, you need to download the required software. If you do not wish to install this software, you can always read the ebooks online in the Ebook Central or EBSCO browser interface.
Note that for library eBooks (on platforms such as Ebook Central or Ebsco), eBook content will not synchronize across different devices linked to the same Adobe ID.
You must have an Adobe ID and install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Both of these are free. Check out Adobe FAQs for more information.
There is now a Bluefire Reader windows app that can be used in place of Adobe Digital Editions on Windows desktops. Download Bluefire Reader for Windows
Tablet and Smartphone Users
If you are on a tablet or mobile device (Apple or Android), you will need to download an app that supports Adobe DRM to read ebooks on your device. The Bluefire Reader app is the most widely recommended of these, but there are others that you may prefer.
Search our Journals A-Z list to find electronic journals and newspapers available to University faculty, students, and staff.