Answered By: LPC Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020     Views: 156

Search for your book by title, author, or keyword using the search bar ("OneSearch") in the center of the library homepage.  In your list of results, use the "refine results" limiters on the left frame to select "books" under "Source Types".  eBooks will have an "available online" link; when clicked you can read the eBook in your browser (no formal check out needed).  You can also print, email, or download a limited number of pages. 

For a more detailed overview of how to find books (print and ebooks) on our campus, view our "Finding Books" video here:

We also have a database, called Overdrive that offers ebooks & audiobooks (yay!).  The books in Overdrive do need to be "checked out" before reading or listening.  To use Overdrive, simply download the Overdrive app onto your smartphone or tablet, find Las Positas College Library, browse the collection, and then click on the blue Borrow button to check an item out and download for up to 21 days.

Note that whenever using our resources through WiFi or off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your WID and PW before the book or resource will open.  

Happy Searching!