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E-books at Siena: Home

Standish Library offers e-books from several different publishers. This page is intended to introduce and explain the different e-book options that you will come across when searching library resources.

E-book Collections at Siena

Each collection varies in terms of usage, printing and access capabilities.  See the collection specific information for futher details.

Featured e-book

Search ebrary ebooks

What is an e-book?

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.

Searching is available via Saint Search or our classic catalog

E-book records 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:

  • The catalog image associated with all e-books is:
  • After the title of the book, the phrase 'electronic resource' will follow.
  • There will be a link to click on in the record that will take you to the book
    • Each collection of e-books will have a different display of the link, see the Collections tab to get collection-specific information.  


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EBSCO eBooks

Search EBSCO Academic and Religion eBook Collection

Academic eBooks

Subject Guide

Alison Larsen
116 Standish Library

Off-campus access

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.**