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What is an ebook?
An ebook, also known as an electronic book or digital book, is simply a book in digital format. An ebook can exist without a printed equivalent.
Featured Ebooks from DeTamble Library
Ebooks at DeTamble Library
Welcome to the DeTamble Library EBOOK GUIDE
This guide will help you to search, find, and download electronic books. It will also direct you to information about ereader software, audio books, uploading ebooks to ereaders, and how to cite ebooks.
Access to over 300,000 ebooks is available through the DeTamble Library Catalog. Many other ebooks are available through free online sites such as Open Library.
Ebooks - Sources
Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
eBooks on EBSCOhost This link opens in a new window
Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.
CREDO Reference This link opens in a new window
A premier virtual reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, images, audio files, and videos in a wide expanse of subject areas.
Home Grown eBooks Collection This link opens in a new window
A collection of more than 1,000 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels by well-known NC authors, and award-winning short fiction and poetry.
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
History & literature eBooks, including the series Daily Life, Critical Companions, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.
Open Library This link opens in a new window
A downloadable eBook collection with books contributed from libraries across the country. Create a username and password to borrow up to five books at a time.
Get Help With Ebook Central
Ebook Central offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.
Contact the Library for help.