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Healthcare Design: eBooks

Ebooks - Explained

Ebooks are digitally published books. Some ebooks are read on computers, phones, tablets, or dedicated ebook readers like Nooks and Kindles.

However, library ebooks are best opened and read on computers and laptops. At this time, downloading library ebooks is difficult or not an option.

Ebooks have a few advantages over traditional printed books including:

1. Available from anywhere with internet connection


2. No due date or late fines


3. Interactive capabilities - search inside with keywords, hyperlinked content


4. No need to check out or return a book from the library


5. Can easily print or email pages and chapters


6. Easier browsing of a single book or many books on a topic

Login to the Library

You will need to login to the library in order to view ebooks, library databases or your library account.

Borrower ID =
My.Seminole.State login name

PIN =
last 4 digits of your social security number OR your student ID number

You can also view this 1 minute video tutorial on how to login or call 407.708.2618 for assistance.

Google Books

Google Books is a fantastic resource to locate additional books on your topic. Most often, content will be restricted. Many books provide previews, allowing you to read selected pages freely online. This is helpful if you're looking for a specific topic or just need a small amount of information on a topic. While the entire book is not accessible, you might find everything you need in the limited viewable content. 

Other books provide only snippets of text or no preview at all. These are of limited use to your research, though may tell you if they are worth pursuing via interlibrary loan

Use the search box below to begin searching Google Books.

Search the Library Catalog

For a more detailed search, use the Advanced Search option and limit to "eBooks" in the Material Type menu. Here are some suggested search terms for your projects:

Healthcare Design Health Care Construction Hospital Design Health Care Environments
Health Facilties and Interiors Hospital Architecture Interior Design and Health Wellness Centers and Design

How do I find an ebook?

The Seminole State Library has over 45,000 e-books that are available entirely online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to find e-books in the catalog, you can use the Advanced Search option and limit to e-books in the "Material Type" menu:

Additionally, if you perform a catalog search without the Advanced Search, you'll be able to narrow your results to e-books in the "Format" section of the "Refine My Results" column on the left of the results screen:


To access an e-book, you will need to use the "View Online" link and log in to the library's online resources. View a tutorial on logging in here.

Recommended E-Books

These are just a few recommended e-books for healthcare design projects. Use the catalog search to find other useful e-book sources.