Library E-Books

The Denver Seminary Library has two databases that deliver E-Books - EBSCO and OverDrive.  Some E-books are only deliverable to your desktop, laptop, or tablet; some to E-Readers; and some to both. Unfortunately, E-Books available for advanced study in theology and religion are few but we are committed to searching out these resources for our students. We hope this guide will clear up some of the confusion and make E-book usage a little easier.

In order to adequately serve our students, Denver Seminary E-Books are only available to Denver Seminary students with a limited checkout of one week.

DEMYSTIFYING E-BOOKS BROWN BAG

Do you have questions about how to use and cite E-Books? Bring your lunch, questions and computer to Library Conference Room 119, Monday, October 20, or Tuesday, October 21, 12:00-12:50 PM. Preregister at the circulation desk or by ; include your name, student ID and date you will attend. Those registering and attending will receive a coupon for a free book from the Book Adoption Zone and be in a drawing for a Nook Simple Touch Reader and a Wi-Fi 6” Kindle. Sessions are limited to the first 15 registrants. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

 

Account Options

Our E-books are currently supplied by two vendors, EBSCO & OverDrive.  Each vendor requires independent accounts and apps for them to function. Below is a list of accounts and apps you may need:

  • Adobe Account
    This account will allow you to install Adobe Digital Editions which permits access to EBSCO and Overdrive epub and pdf formatted books.
  • EBSCO Account
    To download EBSCO E-books, it is necessary to set up a free personal EBSCO account. (Note: To access EBSCO from off campus, please refer to the database password list found in the Resources block on Moodle and also on MYDENSEM.)
  • OverDrive Account
    No separate account is needed to access OverDrive E-books. You will use your complete library barcode and PIN to create an account at checkout. However, an Adobe account is needed to read Adobe E-books and an Amazon account is needed to download Kindle books.
  • Adobe Digital Editions
    Adobe Digital Editions is a reader for epub and pdf formats. Use it to view items on your desktop or laptop. If you use a mobile device, you'll need to install the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) to use with your Adobe account. (OMC is available for download for most devices).

Tutorials

Tutorials for help using our E-Books and various E-Readers are available on our Tutorials page. 

OverDrive eBook Handout

EBSCO eBook Handout

E-Book Databases

EBSCO
Our EBSCO E-Books are searchable.  Additionally, they are listed in our catalog with direct links to EBSCO. (Note: To access EBSCO from off campus, please refer to the database password list found in the Resources block on Moodle and also on MYDENSEM)

OverDrive
Our OverDrive books are displayed and accessible here.  Additionally, they are listed in our catalog with direct links to OverDrive.

E-Book/E-Reader Comparison Chart

Use this comparison chart to help you understand the various E-book formats and E-Readers available.

Kindle E-Readers

The Denver Seminary Library has a limited number of Kindle E-Readers available for checkout.  The Kindle E-Readers are preloaded with highly-circulated reserve materials.  The individual Kindles are available for checkout as 24 hr reserve items.

Kindle E-Readers information

E-Book Help

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