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E-books

How to find an e-book?

SAMK Library has purchased thousands of e-books from various publishers and aggregators for students and staff.

The most important e-book collections are listed on this page. There are links in Finna for course books and other significant e-books. Use Finna to find a certain e-book or browse the collections below. You can find freely available online publications on Finna, Google or another search engine.

How to read an e-book?

E-books are available in several formats. You can often read the book directly on a web page or download to your computer as a PDF file. Read PDF files using the free Adobe Reader software or another PDF reader software. Depending on your web browser the PDF file may be opened in your browser without additional software.

Adobe Digital Editions for library e-books

Commercial publishers' e-books are often copy protected and the free Adobe Digital Editions software is needed. This software must be installed before downloading the e-book.

E-books can often be read on a tablet or mobile device. You should install the Adobe Digital Editions app.

See instructions and install Adobe Digital Editions.

See instructions by Ellibs Library and solutions to common e-book downloading problems.

E-books

Ebook Central

  • e-books in various fields
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be read online or downloaded
  • the free Adobe Digital Editions software must be installed before downloading the e-book
  • Adobe Digital Editions app is needed on a mobile device
  • the downloaded e-book can be used for a limited time

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

  • e-books in various fields
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be read online or downloaded
  • first create your own free account "My EBSCOhost" to download an e-book to your computer or tablet
  • the free Adobe Digital Editions software must be installed on your computer before downloading the e-book
  • the downloaded e-book can be used for a limited time

Ellibs Library

  • e-books in various fields in Finnish and English
  • Haka login with your SAMK ID
  • some e-books can be read online, all e-books can be downloaded
  • the free Adobe Digital Editions software must be installed before downloading the e-book
  • Ellibs app is needed on a mobile device
  • the downloaded e-book can be used for a limited time

Google Books

  • e-books in various fields
  • some e-books are complete, some books missing chapters, only basic details for some books
  • the e-book is read online

Leisure Tourism

  • e-books on tourism
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be downloaded
  • the e-book can be read with a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader

Ornanet e-books

  • e-books on information technology (mostly MS Office guides) in Finnish and English
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be downloaded
  • the e-book can be read with a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader

Skillsoft books – ITpro and EngineeringPro

  • e-books on technology
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be read online

Statistical Yearbook of Finland

  • the e-book can be read online or downloaded
  • the contents of the e-book is available as Excel files and PDF, a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader is needed

Theseus.fi

  • theses and publications of universities of applied sciences
  • the e-book can be downloaded
  • the e-book is read with a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader

UNWTO World Tourism Organization eLibrary

  • e-books on tourism
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be downloaded
  • the e-book can be read with a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader

VLeBooks

  • e-books in various fields
  • go to VLeBooks and select Shibboleth sign in
  • search for institution SAMK
  • log in with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be read online or downloaded
  • the free Adobe Digital Editions software or mobile app must be installed before downloading the e-book
  • the downloaded e-book can be used for a limited time

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