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E-books and other e-materials: E-book collections

E-book collections

Content E-books from different subject areas in English.
Where can I find the e-books Individual e-books can be found via Savonia-Finna.
Usage rights and login information Students and staff of Savonia UAS can use electronic resources acquired by the library. E-books are available on the Savonia network and through remote access. Login with your Savonia ID and password. 
Number of simultaneous users Varies. Some e-books have a restriction of one to three simultaneous users. 
Loan period No loan periods when reading e-books online. When downloading e-books, you can choose the loan period from one to seven days. 
Printing Limited. Print limits vary between titles, but are 100 pages at most. 
Reading and downloading

You can read e-books online in Ebsco's own reader by clicking PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text

Most e-books can be also downloaded to your own device to be read offline by clicking Full Download. Downloading the whole title is only possible, if you have signed in with your Savonia ID and password and with your personal EbscoHost account. You can link your EbscoHost account to your Savonia account, so you do not have to have a separate EbscoHost-account:

To create a new account choose: Create a new MyEbscoHost account and link it to your institution account.

If you already have an EbscoHost account and wish to link it with your Savonia account, choose: Link your existing My EbscoHost account to your institution account now.

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Ebsco eBooks Basics

Reading Ebsco eBooks (video)

Checking Out and Downloading Ebsco eBooks

Downloading Ebsco eBooks (video)

How can I download and read eBooks on my mobile device?

 

Content Savonia Library's Ellibs-collection has about 500 e-books from several subject areas, and about thirty of them are in English.
Where can I find the e-books Individual e-books can be found via Savonia-Finna
Usage rights and login info Students and staff of Savonia UAS can use electronic resources acquired by the library. Ellibs e-books are available on the Savonia network and through remote access by login in with your Savonia ID and password. 
Number of simultaneous users Varies. Check the availability of the e-book from Savonia's Ellibs-collection (e-book's info-page: "Available copies"). 
Loan period Varies. Usually 3 days/2 hours or 59 days/10 minutes. 
Printing Limited. Printing is not possible, when reading the e-book in a web browser. If the e-book has been downloaded to a reader software or an app, the print limits vary from book to book.
Reading and downloading

You must login with your Savonia ID and password to read and download e-books even when you are in Savonia's network. Some e-books can only be read in a web browser, and some can only be downloaded. Some e-books have an option for both. 

Reading e-books in a web browser: you must be connected to the internet. Click Read online. Loaned e-books are stored to My bookself-page in the Ellibs-collection. You can continue to use your loaned e-books through the loan period. 

Downloading e-books to your device: You must have a reader software/app installed to your device. Click Download. The downloaded file is URLLinc.acsm-file. Open it with the reader software/app.  

Additional information Some e-books can be reserved, if all their copies are on loan. 
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Ellibs instructions for different devices

Ellibs frequently asked questions

 

Proquest Ebook Central. Log in with your Savonia user ID.

Content Academic Complete e-book collection has over 180 000 e-books in the ProQuest Ebook Central platform. Savonia Library's Ebook Central also has about 350 individually bought e-books. The books are mainly in English. 
Where I can find the e-books Individual e-books can be found via Savonia-Finna. Link to Savonia's Ebook Central is in the library's Database List.
Usage rights and login info Students and staff of Savonia UAS can use electronic resources acquired by the library. E-books from the Ebook Central are available on the Savonia network and through remote access. Login with your Savonia ID and password.
Number of simultaneous users Varies. Some e-books have no restrictions on the number of simultaneous users, and some have a restriction of one to three simultaneous users. 
Loan period No loan period when reading e-books online. When downloading e-books, the loan period varies. 
Printing Limited. Print limits vary between different titles. 
Reading and downloading

You can read e-books online in Ebook Central's own reader by clicking Read Online.

You can download some of the e-books to your own device by clicking Download Book. Please note that you need to be signed in to your personal Ebook Central account to download an e-book. If you do not have an account, click Sign in and join Ebook Central. 

Additional information Using the highlight, note and bookmark functions on the online reader requires the user to be signed in to their personal Ebook Central account. 
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Ebook Central Help

Ebook Central Reader (video)

Downloading in Ebook Central

Ebook Central Accessibility Statement 

 

Content VLeBooks has e-books from different subject areas in English. Savonia Library has about 350 e-books on the platform. Other e-books on the VLeBook platform can be briefly accessed in a preview-mode. 
Where can I find the e-books Individual e-book can be found via Savonia-Finna
Usage rights and login info Students and staff of Savonia UAS can use electronic resources acquired by the library. Savonia Library's e-books on the VLeBook platform are available on the Savonia network and through remote access. Login with your Savonia ID and password. 
Number of simultaneous users Varies. Some e-books have no restrictions on the number of simultaneous users, and some have a restriction of one to three simultaneous users.
Loan period 1-5 days. 
Printing Limited. Print limits vary between different titles. Book details has information about print and copy allowance.
Reading and downloading

You can read e-books online in your web browser by clicking Read Online

You can download some e-books to your own device by clicking Download. You must have a reader software/app installed to your device.

Additional information On VLeBook platform, you can make a purchase suggestion to an e-book by clicking Email your library. Remember to write your email address and name to the form. 
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VLeBooks Help

VLeBooks Online Reader (video)

VLeBooks Downloading ebooks (video)

 

Suggest an e-book for purchase

You can suggest an acquisition of an e-book by contacting the library: kirjasto@savonia.fi

Please note that although a book can be purchased in electronic format by individuals, it may not be available for organizations (e.g. libraries).