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eBooks and Apps

eBooks are available to current North Lake College students, faculty and staff. Student/Employee ID number is required to access and download eBooks.


A single search in the Online Catalog will show eBooks from all vendors alongside the books found on our shelves. To see only eBooks, limit your results by format on the left hand side of the screen.

Additional information on DCCCD eBook Collections

Browse eBook Collections by Vendor

  • ABC-CLIO - History, business, science, world cultures and more. Online reading only.
  • EBSCOhost - Downloadable fiction and nonfiction covering a broad range of subjects

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - eReference on many subjects. Chapters can be downloaded in PDF or MP3 format.

  • Infobase - Mathematics, Science and Technology. Online reading only.

  • Learning Express - Downloadable career guides, practice tests, math and grammar reviews and more.

  • Salem Press - Literature, History, Science, Health and Careers. Online reading only.

Download and Read

Only eBooks from EBSCOhost can be checked out and downloaded to a computer or a mobile device.
  • Your eBook will be displayed in Adobe® Digital Editions. You need to download this free software.
  • You also need to create a My EBSCOhost account.
  • Loan period is up to 21 days and the return or checkin process is automatic.
  • eBooks are available in two formats: PDF or ePub.
  • Your checked-out book will appear in your Folder (upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface).
  • The system will prompt you to Open or Save the file when you click on Download.