Am I able to read a book on here without going to the library and if so how?
For books or ebooks, check the book catalog. If a book is an ebook, it will indicate "electronic resource". Click on the link and follow the steps.
There are several databases with e-book and reference type e-books.
If you are off-campus you will need to use your 14 digit Library Number, which can be found on your ID Card or your Contact Information page in SOLAR.