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E-resources guide

Find suitable e-books and other resources for your needs.

Ebook Central

Ebook Central


Large multidisciplinary collection of scholarly e-books. Includes both, the Academic Complete collection with a changing content of nearly 200 000 e-books, and individually selected e-books with perpetual licence.

How to find the e-books?

You can browse and access all electronic collections via A-Z Database List. Search and access of individual e-books via Janet Finna. 

Usage rights and login info

Available on Jamk's network by the students, teachers and other staff of Jamk University of Applied Sciences. Log in  with Jamk username and password (HAKA login)

Number of simultaneous users

Varies. Most e-books have unlimited access, some have 1-3 simultaneous users / e-book.

Loan periods

There is no loan period in online reading. If you download an e-book to your computer or mobile device, the loan period varies from 1 to 7 days. When the loan period of a downloaded e-book ends, the book is automatically returned for further loaning.


Limited. Printing limits vary from book to book. You can see the copying and printing limits of each book from their title page on the service.

Reading the e-book

When choosing Read online option the e-book opens to the browser, using the ProQuest reader. For offline use the book needs to be downloaded.

Ebook Central Online Reader tutorial

Downloading the e-book

You can download the e-book to your computer or mobile device by using the free Adobe Digital Editions software or Adobe Digital Editions app. Download Adobe Digital Editions software to your device and authorize with your Adobe ID. 

Downloading is possible only, if you have signed in to your personal Ebook Central account. If you do not have an account, click Sign in and create an account.

Ebook Central: Downloading tutorial

If an e-book is not working

Check that

  • You have logged in with Jamk username and password (HAKA login)
  • You have downloaded the necessary reader software, if you are trying to download an e-book to your computer.
  • You have updated the latest versions of the software.
  • Try another web browser, including on mobile devices. Do not use the Internet Explorer!
  • You have not blocked the browser to open pop-up windows.

If the e-book still doesn’t work

  • Check your internet connection.
  • Close the browser and start again from the beginning. Clear the browser history.
  • Open the link on Janet Finna. A link found by Google, for example, usually don't work.
  • Do you have several different programs and applications open on your computer? Close the unnecessary ones and try again.
  • Check which browsers are supported or recommended by the e-book service. 
  • See the detailed instructions on the e-book platform.
  • Some e-book services offer a separate application as well. You can try that, too.
  • See if other e-books on the same e-book service work. If they do, the problem concerns only this certain book. Contact the library:

Note and suitability as a course book

You can read the ebooks online, or download to your computer and read offline.

New books are continuously added to Ebook Central Academic collection, and also removed without further notice.

The library also purchases individual course books with perpetual licence to the Ebook Central collection. Teacher: contact the library if you have an acquisition request for a course book, that should stay permanently in the collection.

Placing notes and bookmarks is supported, but requires creating an Ebook Central account.