To access the library's e-books, visit the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The e-books include encyclopedias of history, geography, politics, religion, arts, literature, and more. Be sure to take note of the publication date of each e-book; unlike the reference content in an online database, an e-book is not updated regularly. It is simply the text of a print publication that has been made available to you in an alternate format.
While you cannot download an entire encyclopedia, you are welcome to download individual articles to your computer or e-reader. From the GVRL home page, click the orange "Help Guide" button and choose "Download PDF To Your Reader" for instructions.
Remember that you will need a password sheet (available at the library) to access this resource from off-campus.
To access Seattle Prep's audiobook collection, you will first need to create an account from one of our school computers (in the library, a computer lab, or on a laptop with network access). Once you create an account, you will be able to access the collection from any computer or device on or off campus.
Here are the directions for downloading:
- Go to One Click Digital from one of the computers on campus. At this point, you can browse our collection and search for titles without signing in.
- Click "Create New Account" and use the form to create your account.
- Once you've created an account, you can search for titles from a computer or smart phone, on- or off-campus.
- When you find a title you’d like to listen to, you can check it out and download it (see options below) or just add it to your wish list for later.
- To download, manage, and listen to audiobooks, you have several options:
- If you have a smart phone, you can download the free OneClickDigital app from iTunes or the Android app store.
You can then search for titles and download books directly to your device.
- You can also download the OneClickDigital Media Manager (click here for tutorials and instructions) to a laptop
or desktop computer. This will allow you to play an audiobook on the computer. Or, you can transfer it to an
iPod or other mp3 player with a USB connector.
- If you don't want to use the Media Manager software, you can download the book directly to your computer as a
.zip file and transfer it manually to a device.
- If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Abe or Ms. Dickinson!