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eBooks at HPU Libraries: Find eBooks

This guide will help you understand how to locate and use eBooks available through HPU Libraries.

Search for eBooks in the Library Catalog

You can easily search our e-books through our online catalog, WorldCat Local. Once you do a search, you can check the box for eBooks under "Format" on the left side of the results screen. To access an e-book, simply click the "View Now" button under the title, then the "View eBook" link.

Below is an example of a search for War and Peace:


eBooks for Research

Open Access eBook Collections

eReference Collections

HPU Libraries provides access to a variety of general and subject-specific online encyclopedias. These eReference collections include:

eBooks for Leisure Reading

You can find many classic novels in eBook format by simply searching the library catalog, Open Library, or Project Gutenberg.

If you want to read more contemporary, popular fiction, however, take a look at AXIS 360.


AXIS 360 offers a free app which connects directly to HPU Libraries' holdings. You can browse the "magic wall"--a collage of all our book covers--to discover the book you want and check it out instantly from within the app. It also has a fabulous built-in e-reader!

Once you set up your account, AXIS 360 is very easy to use. The AXIS 360 tab on this guide will show you how to get started.