eBooks from netLibrary
The Foothill library has purchased access to a collection of nearly 3,000 e-books from netLibrary.
The titles were hand-selected by California community college librarians to address a wide range of research areas and most are recent publications from the past three years.
netLibrary also provides Foothill users access to over 3,400 public domain e-books from sources
such as Project Gutenberg. These are generally historic, classic works of fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as non-fiction
primary source material from the fields of math, science, religion, philosophy, and American history.
Go to netLibrary
access Foothill's e-book collection, or search the
to find e-books on a specific topic. You do not need an account to use netLibrary's e-books. For access from off-campus, students will be prompted to log in using their student ID; faculty and staff will need to enter their library card number.
Viewing netLibrary's e-books does not require any special hardware or software. When you select an e-book to view, netLibrary opens an online reader, a browser-based application designed to present the full text of the e-book along with special navigation features.
Important browser information
Windows-based PC users can view netLibrary books using Internet Explorer or Firefox and Acrobat Reader. Mac users can use Safari (version 2 or 3). Mac users can also use Firefox, but please note that Firefox (only on the Mac) will
also require installation of the Schubert PDF Browser Plug-in
for the online reader to work properly. In addition, users with Intel-based Macs will need to run Firefox in Rosetta mode for the Schubert plug-in to work. Please contact librarian Pam Wilkes at (650) 949-7609,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have questions or need help viewing netLibrary e-books on the Mac.
For more information on using netLibrary e-books, see the netLibrary FAQ
, and help page