Over 5000 ebooks at your fingertips

18 Sep

Power and Water in the Middle EastLast year, the MW Library added NetLibrary to its online resources, a collection which currently includes over 5000 books about a wide range of topics, often representing a range of perspectives.  Similar to physical books, an ebook being viewed by one person in NetLibrary cannot be viewed simultaneously by someone else (unless you’re looking over their shoulder at their computer screen).

From school, you can click into NetLibrary from the library blog’s Databases page.  To use NetLibrary from home, you first need to create a personal account while you’re at school.  You’ll find a link to Create a Free Account near the top right of the home page.  Instead of having a school user name and password, you’ll use a personal user name and password to log in from home.

On your personal computer, you might run into an issue with NetLibrary where it tries to open each page of an ebook as a separate PDF.  If this happens, you simply need to change a setting in your Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Watch the related screencast for instructions about how to do this.  The school computers have this setting configured already.

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