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Scholarly eBooks: Find eBooks

Ebook Databases listed along with a description of each, how to access, and tutorials of how to use

Please note:  To search the catalog on a smaller device please use the ADVANCED SEARCH.  

About eBooks

Trexler Library subscribes to over 300,000 electronic books covering all disciplines and for leisure reading.  An additional 50,000 titles are available on a temporary basis to support our patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis.  Our eBooks are typically found through a search of the library system.

The tabs above have detailed instructions for using eBooks from our different database providers. 

Search for eBooks

Advanced Search: Enter your search term(s), click Limit Your Search, and then choose eBook in the drop down menu under Format.

General Library Search: Or, after a general library search, use the limiting tools along the left side of your results screen. Check the box for DeSales University; click on Show More under Formats, and select the eBook box. Click the View eBook button to begin reading.
All Ebooks in our Collection:   You may search for all ebooks in our collection by copying and pasting this into the search box:  (x0:book + x4:digital)

New to eBooks?


  • borrow online - no trips to the Library
  • convenient - available from off-campus
  • no fines
  • no heavy books to carry
  • 24 hour access
  • searchable content
  • some offline viewing


  • limited borrowing periods (same as print books)
  • different print, download, copy abilities
  • might need extra software to view content

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