The Libraries subscribe to a large number of currently-published
books in electronic form (ebooks). These books may be found by
searching the Libraries' catalog by keyword, title, author, etc.
for books of interest. When you find an ebook, a link to the book
appears in the record. You can also search the Libraries'
collection of ebooks at
netLibrary, which is the source of our ebooks.
Once you have found an ebook you wish to use, click its link.
When you're off campus, you'll be asked to log in using your St.
John's Central username/password. Once you're logged in, you can
search, view, and read any of the ebooks in the
netLibrary collection. There are some features that
netLibrary offers, though, that you must register to use -
including the ability to "check out" ebooks for 24 hours, to add
ebooks to your own lists, and to take notes online while you read
ebooks. Registration is free and only takes a moment.
In addition to our ebook subscription via
NetLibrary, there are numerous free web sites with
full-text ebooks which are available to you free of charge. We have
compiled a list of some sites with free eBooks/eTexts for
Books in Other Libraries
You may prefer to try to find books that are owned by
a library near your home. To find books in a library
near you, you can use
WorldCat (OCLC). WorldCat is a consortial listing of the
holdings of many hundreds of libraries all over the world.