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E-books: General information

E-book collections

E-book glossary

Offline
You can download most e-books to your device and read them offline using software like Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader.

ePub
Open-source e-book file format. Allows fixed layout and optimized text.
 
DRM
Digital Rights Management: technology used to control access to digital data. It limits what a user can do with the content.

Adobe ID

Free Adobe account is needed when downloading most e-books. The application/ software must be authorized with an Adobe ID when reading DRM-protected e-books.

Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe e-book reader software for reading and downloading DRM-protected e-books with a computer. 

E-books in Savonia UAS library

Library's e-books

The library provides access to various e-book services for students and staff of Savonia University of Applied Sciences.  

Most e-books are acquired as packages of several titles, some by single title. The terms of use, licenses, loan periods and required reading applications vary between different e-book databases. Some e-books are available for multiple simultaneous users while others have restrictions on concurrent use (e.g. 1-3 simultaneous users).

Instructions for different e-book collections can be found in this guide.

Reading e-books

Some e-books can be read online in a web browser while some can be downloaded to a device to be read offline.

How to find e-books

The e-books can be found in Savonia-Finna. Find the e-book by typing the title or author's name in the search box. The link to the e-book can be found in the search result.

You can also go directly to an e-book collection and search or browse e-books in their own interfaces. The e-book collections can be found in the Database list or in this guide. 

E-textbooks

Textbooks are usually acquired in electronic format. However, the availability of e-textbooks is limited.

Remote access to e-resources

E-books and other e-resources are available within Savonia network and also remotely. Remote access is available for Savonia UAS students and staff by using Savonia username and password.