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Includes   Includes approx. 100 000 e-books from different fields, mainly in English.
Where do I find the eBooks?   Link to the Ebook Central -collection is on the Library web page. Some of the books are found also in Oula-Finna online catalog.
Logging in   IP-access in the campus area. Remote access at home with Oamk student/staff password.
Reading and downloading books  

The books can be read online in a browser or they can be downloaded and read offline.

OBSERVE! Some of the books cannot be downloaded/saved offline. More instructions below. Proquest's Ebook Central guide.

Computer
(offline-downloading)

  If you want to download the whole book to your computer (offline-downloading) you need to install an Adobe Digital Editions program. Single chapters can be downloaded also in PDF-format. Create a free user account in Ebook Central for the download (Sign In > Create new account). Downloading instructions. Video tutorial.
iPad, iPhone
(offline-downloading)

  Ebook Central -books can be read on an iPad or iPhone with the BlueFire Reader app. For downloading you need an Adobe-ID and a free Ebook Central account (Sign In > Create new account). Downloading instructions.
Android-mobile devices
(offline-downloading)

  Ebook Central books can be read on Android devices with BlueFire Reader app. For downloading you need an Adobe-ID and a free Ebook Central account (Sign In > Create new account). Downloading instructions.
Windows-mobile devices
(offline-downloading)
  Unfortunately Windows-based mobile devices do not support e-books protected by Adobe software. There are at the moment no apps available for Windows Phone to unlock DRM-protected e-books.
Compatible eReaders
  Ebook Central -books can be read with almost all devices that support the use of the EPUB-format and Adobe Digital Editions -readers. List of compatible devices. Single chapters of books in PDF-format can also be dowloaded to Amazon Kindle.
Loan period   No specific loan period for the books read online. Books acquired with a one user license can't be downloaded. Books acquired with a license for more than one users can be downloaded, the loan period is 1 day. Books with an unlimited user license can be downloaded, the loan period is 1,2 or 3 days. 
Printing   The printing limit is 40 (20+20) pages per session. You are not allowed to print a whole book
The reader software   Adobe Digital Editions program allows you to create a book shelf, make notes and searches the content of the book.
More   New books are added to the collection continuously, but they can also be removed without notice. One user can have a maximum of 10 books that have been downloaded offline. A maximum of 40 pages can be saved in PDF-format.

 


 
Includes   Includes e-books on various subjects
Where to find books?   All permanently acquired books are in Oula-Finna. Books can also be browsed via Ebsco e-books home page.
Logging in   IP-access in the campus area. Remote access at home with Oamk student/staff password.
Reading and downloading book   The books can be read online in a browser. Books acquired with a one user license can't be downloaded. Books acquired with a license for more than one users can be downloaded, the loan period is 8 hours. Downloading requires creating a free, personal Ebsco account.

Computer
(offline-downloading)

  The books can be read online in a browser. Books acquired with a one user license can't be downloaded. Books acquired with a license for more than one users can be downloaded, the loan period is 8 hours. Downloading requires creating a free, personal Ebsco account. 
iPad, iPhone
(offline-downloading)

  E-books can be read with an app. Books acquired with a one user license can't be downloaded. Books acquired with a license for more than one users can be downloaded, the loan period is 8 hours. Downloading requires creating a free, personal Ebsco account. 
Android-mobile devices
(offline-downloading)

 

E-books can be read with an app. Books acquired with a one user license can't be downloaded. Books acquired with a license for more than one users can be downloaded, the loan period is 8 hours. Downloading requires creating a free, personal Ebsco account. 

Windows-mobile devices
(offline-downloading)
  Books can't be read or downloaded.
Compatible e-readers
  Reader needs wlan or 3G-internet connection and an app.
Loan period   No specific loan period for the books read online. The loan period for downloaded books is 8 hours.
Printing   Single pages can be printed.

 

 
Includes   Includes tens of thousands of e-books on IT, computer graphics, game programming etc.
Where to find books?   Link to the collection is on the Library web page and subject guides. Most of the books are also in Oula-Finna online catalogue.
Logging in   Access via Oamk student/staff email address.
Reading and downloading book  

The books can be read online in a browser.

Computer
(offline-downloading)

  Books can't be downloaded.
iPad, iPhone
(offline-downloading)

  E-books can be read on an iPad or iPhone with the web browser or with mobile app.
Android-mobile devices
(offline-downloading)

 

E-books can be read with the web browser or with mobile app.

Windows-mobile devices
(offline-downloading)
  Reading only with browser on the mobile site. Books can't be downloaded.
Compatible e-readers
  Reader needs wlan or 3G-internet connection and compatible a web browser.
Loan period   No specific loan period.
Printing   Single pages can be printed.

 


The students and staff of Oamk have borrowing rights to Ellibs e-books. 

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