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About eBooks

An eBook is simply a book available in a digital, full-text format. Most eBooks are digital versions of print books; however some books are now published only as eBooks or are “born digital.”

You don’t need a dedicated e-reader – you can read eBooks on laptops, desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

There isn’t a single eBook platform, so each platform looks and feels a bit different. Some platforms only allow one user per book at the same time (and you need to “borrow” it like a print library book) while others allow for simultaneous users. Likewise, there might be different options for digital note-taking or limits on printing/copying.

Of course, one of the main benefits of eBooks is that they are available 24/7 so you can find your next great read whenever you like!

eBook collections through the Loreto Library

Wheelers ePlatform has over 300 eBooks, predominantly fiction.

It includes digital versions of many of the popular titles the Library has in print, as well as some that are unique to the digital collection.  

See the Wheelers ePlatform tab for detailed information on how to access and use the ePlatform library.


The Gale eBooks collection consists of almost 600 non-fiction reference books across all subject areas.

Containing many encyclopedias, handbooks and critical analyses, Gale eBooks is an excellent source of information to gain a core overview and understanding of a topic.

See the Gale eBooks tab for detailed information on how to access and use the Gale eBooks library. 

Reading eBooks


You don't need an e-reader. 

Any of these devices will do!

Need help? Email the Library

Have your say!

Which do you prefer?
Print books: 40 votes (34.48%)
eBooks: 38 votes (32.76%)
I don't mind either format: 38 votes (32.76%)
Total Votes: 116