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eBook User's Guide


The Rockhurst Library subscribes to a number of different providers to create and offer our eBook collections. We also directly own some eBook titles and continue to expand these offerings to meet curriculum research needs. 

Searching the catalog allows users to look for titles across multiple provider's collections at the same time. However, not all eBooks show up in a catalog search and must be accessed directly through the provider's database interface. To learn more about the different providers and collections, visit our page on eBook collection descriptions

Basic Steps to Getting Started

Step 1: Search for eBooks

Search the catalog for a topic at

Look for purple eBook Icons and click on the title that interests you.

Pro Tip: Learn how to narrow your seach to eBooks only using the library catalog here.  

Step 2: Authenticate

Click Rockhurst Online Access.

If off campus, login with your Rockhurst login & password to authenticate.

Step 3: Use eBook

Once you have authenticated, the provider page will load a record for the eBook.

Use this page to navigate and use the eBook. 


Advanced Feature Help

To learn how to use these advanced features of eBooks, including printing, visit the help pages of each eBook subscription provider. 

Most help buttons are located in the upper right hand corner of the eBook provider's database interface. 

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