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eBooks @ STLCOP

This guide highlights popular eBooks, eBook collections, and includes common access issues.

Troubleshooting eBooks

Common issues: 

Broken links:

Try refreshing the page, waiting a few minutes and trying again, or switching to a different browser 

Browser issues:

Check to make sure you are using the most recent version of your browser. You will also want to enable cookies and JavaScript in your browser, and keep Adobe Flash Player up-to-date. 

Too many users:

Some eBooks have restrictions on the number of simultaneous users; try accessing the eBook again in a few minutes. 

eBooks/collections with limited users: 

  • STAT!Ref--five concurrent users for most titles
  • Trissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations--limited to two concurrent users

What should you do if you have trouble viewing an eBook?

  • Look for links to help or support documentation
  • Check that:
    • you are using the most recent version of your browser
    • you have enabled cookies and JavaScript in your browser
    • your version of Adobe Flash Player is up-to-date

eBook File Types

How do I know which file formats my device can read?

Most eReaders can read PDFs, epub or azw book formats. 

Formats read by popular eReaders

Amazon Kindle: 

pdf, Kindle format (azw), txt, mp3, aa, aax.  Also can support doc(x), html, rtf, jpeg, gif, png, bmp, pdf creation (with a for-fee conversion service from Amazon).  No epub.


ePub (including non or Adobe DRM), pdf, xls(x), doc(s), ppt(x), pps, txt, docm, xlsm, pptm, ppsx, ppsm, jpg, gif, png, bmp, mp3, mp4, aac


Most formats, depending on downloaded app