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eBooks: eBook Resources

Finding and Accessing eBooks.

Air University Library Resources

Access to Air University Library electronic resources is limited to members students, faculty and staff of Air University.  Username and password are required for access.  To locate your password, click here.

Air Force Portal Resources

These resources are available to all USAF military, civilians, contractors, retirees, and families that have access to a .mil e-mail address. Log in to the AF Portal ( with your CAC card, go to Library and Resources in the top Navigation bar and click Online Resources. Scroll down the list to access these databases. Military dependents without portal access use most of them through MWR Libraries on Military One Source.

  • EBSCOhost Audiobooks
    Account creation and mobile device app use required to borrow audiobooks. Use the "Create one now" option on the Sign-In page to create accounts.              
    EBSCO Audiobook Tutorial
  • EBSCOhost eBooksAccount registration required to borrow ebooks, or you can read online. Select the "Create one now" link from the Sign-In page to create a new account. A personal email address can be used if you choose.

            Reading EBSCO eBooks in EBSCOhost

            Downloading EBSCO eBooks in EBSCOhost

            Downloading EBSCO eBooks to Your Mobile Device

  • Hoopla
    All hoopla content is accessible via hoopla mobile apps and via the hoopla website. Follow the link and click "Get Started Today" to set up your account.  You may use a personal email address if you choose. Checkouts limited to 21 titles per month. See more details on how to create a Hoopla account.
  • OverDrive

    Access from a computer or app (OverDrive or OverDrive Libby) using your library account number and pin. If you don't have a library account, click "Sign In" at the top right of the page, choose under the "Select a Library" dropdown select "Air Force - Email Self Registration." You must use your email.  A verification code will be sent to your email to complete sign in.  Note: verification code is required with every sign in on computers when using the email registration option.

    Update 25 Feb 2021: The Air Force OverDrive collection has merged with the DoD OverDrive collection as of 24 Feb 2021. Users will not be impacted as website will redirect and logins will be the same for both. Please search for the library name "Department of Defense" when using the OverDrive and OverDrive Libby apps.

  • O’Reilly Online Learning (previously Safari Books Online) 
    Provides access to more than 57,000 eBooks, videos, live learning and interactive coding sandboxes and tutorials.
  • Skillsoft
    To open this database, mouse over Career & Training in the top navigation bar, then click AF eLearning from the drop down menu. You can use the “Search Content" bar at the top of the page, or click “Browse the Library” to view available categories.   Learn more about how to access Skillsoft.


Open Access Resources



With thanks to Emory Libraries for allowing use of material from E-Book Collections at Emory Libraries.


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