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CARLI eBook Collection

Wiggin Library users can access eBooks in the catalog that are listed as "CARLI eBooks." There are over 29,000 titles in the CARLI eBook Collection and no limit on the number of users who can use a book simultaneously. If you are searching for an eBook in the I-Share catalog, make sure you are searching "Meadville Lombard Catalog Only." We cannot borrow eBooks exclusively owned by other libraries. 

Finding eBooks

You can find eBooks from the I-Share catalog like you would searching for a print book. With the search set to "Meadville Lombard Catalog Only," do your search as usual. From the results page, narrow your search by format from the menu on the right. Or, do an advanced search and select "Electronic" as the version. You have access to any eBooks listed as "CARLI eBooks."

Alternatively, you can search for CARLI eBooks directly from Ebook Central

Create an Ebook Central Account

When on the Ebook Central homepage, (where you will be directed if you select an eBook from the catalog) select "Meadville Lombard Theological School" as the Institution Name. Request an account by clicking "Join Ebook Central." Once the librarian has approved your request, return to Ebook Central and register a new account. You will then be able to access all CARLI eBooks.

Using eBooks

  • Read online from the EBook Central interface, download or print chapters, or download the entire book for a 7 day "loan" period.
  • Create a Bookshelf of books to read later or save citations.
  • Use the EBook Central interface to search inside the book, explore books' tables of contents, highlight passages, or make notes on the text.
  • To download an eBook you must install either Adobe Digital Editions to read from a laptop or desktop, or Bluefire Reader to read from a mobile device or tablet. You will have the option to download as an EPUB or PDF file.