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Images, Videos, Ebooks, & More: Mobile

Access and learn about the Library's rich media resources that are available 24/7.

View & Reading eBooks in General

Many eBooks will download & view using the free Adobe Reader available from all download stores. If that doesn't work for your eBook from Mt.SAC, try one of these:

Android & iOS:

For the Windows Surface RT/Surface 2 (ARM processor):

For the Windows Surface Pro (or any "full" Windows 8.x tablet):

For the Kindle and Nook readers, in most cases if you choose the PDF download, you should be able to transfer the PDF file via your USB to your reader.

To view the eBooks on a non-mobile device, e.g. a desktop or laptop computer, most browsers will display the contents normally without additional downloads.   If plug-ins are usually required should the viewer choose to view the material offline.   In such cases, a free account is necessary for EBSCOhost and ebrary.  You may also need to download the necessary plug-ins and viewers, usually the free Adobe Digital Editions (also requries a free Adobe account) and/or Adobe Reader.  

NOTE: Not all books will be available for download, and some will only contain partial information.  This is usually due to Publisher or Author restrictions.


Our subscription to EBSCOhost includes mobile apps for most iOS and Android flavors.  Downloading requires creation of a free account.

Click below to download instructions and device requirements for the EBSCOhost mobile apps.

Instructions for downloading & installing on Android or iOS (Apple) devices.


The mobile app for the Gale databases you can access is called "AccessMyLibrary" (AML) from Cengage Learning.  The app is available from both Google Play and the Apple App Store.  Search for "access my library."

To use the "AccessMyLibrary"  app, you will need Mt. SAC's special code.  That code will be sent to you when you use your official Mt.SAC email address. 

Once the app is installed and opened, select "Academic" for Library type.  If you don't see Mt.SAC there, do a search for it.  Once selected (the first time) it will prompt you for the "password" that  you should have received above.

You should now be able to access:  

  • Artemis Literary Sources
  • Contemporary Authors Online
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Online
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Literary Reference Titles
  • Literature Critism Online
  • Literature Resource Center

Click below to download the free app for your device:


ebrary is now "ProQuest Ebook Central" and still uses the free mobile app called Bluefire Reader - a free app available in both iTunes and Google Play.

Click below for instructions for downloading their ebooks.  Downloading requires creation of a free account.

Safari Books Online

O'Reilly app is an available for a variety of mobile devices.  Once you have downloaded the correct app for your device, it should auto-load when you access the Safari (O'Reilly) Database from the Mt.SAC Library web pages.  It will NOT work independently unless you personally subscribe to O'Reilly.

Click here to determine which app works best for your device.

NOTE:  Although "video" will display as an option within the app, our current subscription does not provide us to access them.  In addition, it appears our consortium subscription does not permit downloads of the books other than a page at a time.



ARTstor has specific help files & instructions for the iOS (Apple) and Android platforms. To view that document, click here.


Our subscription to Science includes mobile apps for most iOS and Android flavors. Click below to read the download instructions and device requirements for the Science mobile app.