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eBooks give you easy, instant access to electronic books, anytime, from anywhere.  With searchable content, built-in dictionaries, and no late fees, eBooks are a great way to research.

eBooks may be accessed by going to the EBSCOhost e-book homepage or by searching the Grossmont Library’s online catalog

Search the online catalog

To search specifically for eBooks in the Library's online catalog,
click on the Advanced Search link.

  1. Enter a "word or phrase" to describe your topic in the search box.
  2. In the "library:" pull down menu, select Grossmont College Library.
  3. In the “type:” pull down menu, select Electronic Book
  4. Click the Search button and the catalog will display all the eBooks owned by the library.

power search screen


Viewing an eBook

  1. To view an eBook, click on the Online Resource button in the right corner of the record in the search results list.

search results

  1. This will bring you to the item record page. Scroll (if necessary) to the bottom of this page and click on the blue link that says “Grossmont students click here to read this e-book.

item record

  1. This will take you to the e-book website. Click the large blue link that says “View this eBook.”

    view this eBook
  1. The hyperlinked table of contents will appear on the left side and the actual viewing pages will be on the right. Please note: to turn the pages, you must click on the Next button on the TOP right corner of the viewer.

    next button


Off Campus Login

If you are off campus, you may still search for eBooks using the Library's online catalog or via the NetLibrary homepage, however, to view an eBook, you will need to log in.

You will see this page:

login screen

Login using your Grossmont or Cuyamaca Username and password (the same one you use for campus email and network logon).

Username: firstname.lastname
Password:  6 digit pin



In order to read eBooks you will need to have Adobe Reader software on your computer.  Here's a link to get it if you don't already have it.

Get Adobe Reader

Configure Adobe Reader so that it opens within the browser window and not in a separate window.  Open Adobe Reader and following the steps below:

  1. Click Edit > Preferences
  2. Select the "Internet" Category
  3. Check "Display PDF in browser"
  4. Click "OK"


Finding Help

For additional assistance, contact the librarian at the Reference Desk at (619) 644-7361.