Answered By: Kerri Vautour
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2019     Views: 48

EBooks make up a good portion of not just our digital resources, but our resources in general. 

The most common way to access the ebooks and other electronic resources in our library's catalog is through Discovery.

  • Visit the Springfield College Library Services Homepage
  • Search for your desired ebook or topic in the "Quick Search" search bar
  • The text you put in will show you results from our collection
  • On the left side you will notice a bar that lets you filter by format
  • Make sure there is a check mark in the box next to "ebook" in order to search for ebooks
  • Uncheck all of the other boxes in order to keep those formats out of the search
  • You should now have ebooks as a result.



Click the title to view the book’s Availability / Holdings information.

ebook records displaying an "Access Online" button will connect you to the full electronic version, which you can read anywhere with wireless internet.

The difference between books and ebooks in Quick Search

Print books will display a shelving location and a call number, which will help you locate the book in the library.

For example, Worlds of autism: across the spectrum of neurological difference (2013) by Davidson and Orsini is “Held by Springfield College, Library Services,” (meaning we own this book), and has two formats available:

  • Electronic format:  Access online (button)
  • Print format:  Library Services Book Stacks (shelving location)   RC 553.A88 N48 2013 (call number)

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