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Ebooks@UGA: Getting started

A guide to finding, reading and downloading ebooks at the UGA Libraries

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Getting started

How do I use e-books?

On a desktop or laptop, generally no software is needed; however, off campus, you may be prompted for the GALILEO password. 

  • Find a book you are interested in within GIL, the library catalog. If your search had more than one result, click the title to see the full record (description).
  • Click on the link Connect to title online (located at the bottom of the full record).
  • If requested, enter your MyID username and password.
  • Read the ebook in your web browser or click the link to download it.

Download ebooks to your computer from:

Mobile users please read the Mobile section first

Can I download a library eBook to my Kindle?

Maybe.  If you have a Kindle Fire, you should be able to download the Bluefire app, and then download books to the app.  See the tab above for Mobile Devices.  Library eBooks are not compatible with other Kindles.

Can I check out devices?

 The UGA Libraries circulate ipads, laptops, Kindles, and other devices.



To use our GALILEO databases, e-journals, and e-books from off-campus and some UGA wireless networks, you'll be prompted to log in with your MyID and password. Your MyID is your UGAMail address minus the ""

Forgot your MyID and/or password?

Don't have a MyID? Login with the GALILEO password that you can get in your library account. Once you have the password, go to this page to login. Contact Access Services at 706-542-3256 if you have trouble accessing your library account. The password changes every semester.