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eBooks at Clemson University

We subscribe to a variety of eBook collections so you can access, read, and use all types of resources that we may not have in print. To access our eBook collection subscriptions from off-campus, you will need to provide your Clemson University ID and password.

Search the Catalog for eBooks

You can search for ebooks in the catalog by limiting to "@ClemsonLibraries".  After searching terms, limit the results (left side of screen) to "Available Online" and choose to "Apply filters".

General eBook Collections

This is a non-exhaustive list of eBook collections to which Clemson University subscribes. A Clemson Username and Password are required to access these sites from off campus

Quick Reference Guide

Our ebooks come from several different companies and often have digital rights management (DRM) protection, so the process for accessing and downloading them can sometimes be… a bit complicated. Below is an outline to help you get the ebook you want as quickly and easily as possible.

You found an ebook that you want to…

read online.

You might have to log in with your Clemson credentials but are otherwise ready to read! Note that any highlights or notes you make may disappear when you close your session, especially if you have not logged in anywhere.

save for later.

In Ebook Central, sign in with your Clemson credentials to access your Bookshelf, where you can find recently viewed, annotated, and saved books.

In EBSCO, log in with your My EBSCOhost account – it’s free, quick, and easy to create.

If you’re on a…

laptop or desktop computer, you need:

mobile device or e-reader, you need:

  • the Bluefire Reader app installed
  • an Adobe ID to authorize it

Good to Know

  • If you've installed Adobe Creative Cloud software, you already have an Adobe ID.
  • If Adobe offers the option to log in with an enterprise ID, you can choose that and enter your usual Clemson username and password instead.
  • Within an Ebook Central book, click the book icon (Book Details tab) to display your allowances – how many more pages you can view, print, and/or download.