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 e-publications with 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. A Flash player may be needed on some websites.

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

Get Adobe Reader

Get Adobe Digital Editions

Get Adobe Flash Player

E-books can often be read with a tablet. See instructions by Ellibs Library and solutions to common e-book downloading problems. You should install the apps Adobe Reader and Bluefire on your iPad or Android tablet.

E-books

Dawsonera e-books only SAMK

Ebook Central (previously Ebrary)only SAMK

  • e-books in various fields
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be read online or downloaded to a computer or tablet
  • the free Adobe Digital Editions software must be installed before downloading the e-book
  • Bluefire app is needed for Apple and Android tablets
  • the downloaded e-book is "borrowed" and can be used for a limited time
  • downloaded e-books can be read without internet connection
  • instructions

EBSCO eBooks only SAMK

  • e-books in various fields
  • login with your SAMK ID if needed
  • the e-book can be read online or downloaded to a computer or tablet
  • 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
  • EBSCO eBook app is needed for Apple and Android tablets
  • the downloaded e-book is "borrowed" and can be used for a limited time
  • downloaded e-books can be read without internet connection

Ellibs Library only SAMK

  • e-books in various fields in Finnish and English
  • login with your SAMK ID if needed
  • the e-book can be downloaded to a computer or tablet
  • the free Adobe Digital Editions software must be installed before downloading the e-book
  • Bluefire app is needed for Apple and Android tablets
  • the downloaded e-book is "borrowed" and can be used for a limited time
  • downloaded e-books can be read without internet connection

Google Books

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

Ornanet e-books only SAMK

  • e-books on information technology (mostly MS Office guides) in Finnish and English
  • login with your SAMK ID
  • the e-book can be downloaded to a computer or tablet
  • the e-book is read with a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader
  • downloaded e-books can be read without internet connection

Safari Books Online only SAMK

  • e-books on information technology
  • login with your SAMK ID if needed
  • the e-book is read online

Statistical Yearbook of Finland

  • the e-book can be read online or downloaded to a computer or tablet
  • contents of the book available as Excel files and PDF (a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader needed)
  • downloaded e-book can be read without internet connection

Theseus Open Repository

  • theses and publications of universities of applied sciences
  • the e-book can be downloaded to a computer or tablet
  • the e-book is read with a PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader
  • downloaded e-books can be read without internet connection

Printable PDF document.

only SAMK = for SAMK students and staff only

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