eBooks on the A-Z Database List

Available Services

Where possible, the library has acquired electronic editions of course materials. Due to publisher restrictions, most traditional textbooks (publishers such as McGraw Hill, Pearson, Nelson, Elsevier, Cengage, and others) are not available for library licensing and distribution. Students are responsible for ensuring they have access to required course materials. Required materials lists are posted on the SLC.me student portal and purchases may be made through the College Bookstores.

Downloading and using eBooks

To download and read eBooks from the EBSCO or ProQuest services, please follow these steps:

  • Create an account on those sites with your SLC email
  • Download Adobe Digital Editions
    • For an SLC desktop or laptop, please contact IT services
    • For a personal device installation is normal
    • Desktop
      • Please see link above.
    • Mobile
  • Sign-in to Adobe DE with your SLC email using single-sign-on
  • On the desired book click on Download, follow each service's instructions

Unavailable Services & Copyright Information

The following services are unavailable for purchase/use by academic institutions:

  • Chapters/Indigo
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apple Books
  • Google Play Books
  • RedShelf
  • VitalSource
  • etc...

eBooks that are accessible through these services are NOT considered publicly available online content because a username and password (an account) are required to access them. Additionally, even though these services offer legitimate copies of eBooks that have been made available with the consent of the copyright owner, your use of the books in your account or library is limited to the contractual obligations of the Terms of Use that you agreed to when you signed up for your account. These products are “only for personal, non-commercial use”.

This applies to all eBook sites that require:

  1. An account (username + password), and/or
  2. A paid subscription


Copyright Information

The  College's Fair Dealing Policy permits the reproduction of up to 10% (or one chapter) of a work but this reproduction is prohibited if the work is protected by a digital lock or technological protection measure.

Permission to reproduce the text would have to be sought from its author. For information on and assistance with the permission seeking process, please contact the Copyright Technician.

If you require use of a book that is not available through any of our subscribed sources, or any open access resources, please email the Copyright Technician at copyright@sl.on.ca.

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