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Graduate College of Nursing and Public Health: Library Orientation

To introduce library resources

All About Books

Use OneSearch to find out what books you can access at Adelphi University Libraries. 

Books are currently available through Request and Digitization. Watch a video on Request and Digitization

In the Get It section of the book record:

  • Sign In if you aren't already
  • Choose Request to pick up at the Swirbul Library or have the book sent to your home
  • Choose Digitization to have some pages scanned and emailed to you. Please note only 10% or two chapters of a book can be digitized as we follow Copyright rules.

 

For more information on how to use OneSearch, see our OneSearch LibGuide


A sample of books available at Adelphi

  • ebooks can be found through the OneSearch catalog. At the results page of your search, choose Books and Available Online from the Refine Your Results menu.
  • Some ebooks may be available for reading online, while others may be available for download.
  • Only a certain number of pages can be printed and copied from ebooks.
  • ebooks can be downloaded to mobile devices. Each ebook vendor will tell you what software, which is free, is needed for download.
  • The majority of our ebooks are in Ebook Central. An Ebook Central account is already set up for you. Sign in with your Adelphi University Universal Username and Password when prompted. In Ebook Central you can read a book online, save books to your Ebook Central Bookshelf, highlight, and take notes. 
  • You don't have to go through the OneSearch catalog to return to eBook Central. At the Libraries homepage type in Ebook Central in the search box and choose Databases & More. 

If Adelphi University Libraries doesn't have a book you are looking for try ConnectNY

ConnectNY is a consortium of New York State academic libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. You can request books from the CNY catalog and they will be sent to the Swirbul Library. 

All CNY items will be delivered to the Swirbul Library on the Garden City Campus, but using our personal delivery service, we can ship CNY items to patrons anywhere, and they can be returned to any Adelphi Library or shipped back to Swirbul with a prepaid shipping label. This information will be included in the notice patrons receive when their item is ready for pickup.