Each collection varies in terms of usage, printing and access capabilities. See the collection specific information for futher details.
An e-book, short for electronic book, is a book in digital format. Some books are born digital (were never in print previously) and others are digital copies of the print format. E-books have grown steadily in numbers and preference with the advance of gadgets that are used to read the e-book in our increasing digital age.
Siena College offers e-books from several providers, all of which are available via Saint Search (the Discover tab). Many of them also have records in CYRIL, the catalog, as well. Click here to see a complete listing of all e-books found in CYRIL.
Each e-book available at Siena has a record in CYRIL. There are ways to tell if an item is an e-book or a print book:
Search EBSCO Academic and Religion eBook Collection
The use of e-books is available off-campus for members of the Siena Community. Once you have located a book in the catalog, click on the appropriate link to get to the e-book platform. Before you land at the platform you will be prompted for your login credentials (the same login used for the computers on-campus). Enter your credentials and you should then pass through to your desired e-book. **The NetLibrary collection is different. See collection information on how to access these titles off-campus.**