The library provides access to a large collection of e-books available for use by current students, faculty, and staff 24/7.
Most of the e-books are findable through LibSearch.
To access the e-book click on the button in LibSearch.
You can find the UM policy on Security pages.
1.How can I find e-books in the library collection?
2.Why can't I get access?
If you are unable to access an e-book, try again later or ask a librarian for assistance.
3.Can I download and print e-books?
The library provides access to e-books through many different providers and downloading and printing policies can vary per title.
In some cases, you only can download a PDF by creating a ‘loan’. This ‘loan’ is only accessible for a set amount of days and after that time the document ‘expires’. You can renew the loan for your book if you need more time with it.
Access the concerning e-book for detailed information.
If you experience problems with downloading or printing, please contact us via Ask Your Librarian and report the problem.
4.Is special software needed to read the e-books on my computer?
To read e-books, you may need to use software such as Adobe Digital Editions (available on the library computers), BlueFire (for mobile devices) or install a plug-in via your browser.
5.What is Digital Rights Management (DRM)?
Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a form of document protection added by the publisher. This protection serves to prevent books from being illegally copied and shared. For e-books and documents, this generally means that you may run into some limitations you are not accustomed to in other databases.
6.Which publishers or providers use DRM?
9.Can I export a reference to a citation manager?
It is possible to export bibliographical data to Endnote.
E-book suppliers and platforms (e.g. EBL, EBSCOHost and Oxford Scholarship Online) often allow you to create citations when you are viewing an e-book on their websites.
10.For lecturers: need e-books in your Reference list?
To create links to areas in e-books that have been purchased by the University Library, please contact us for advice.
11.I want the library to order an e-book
12.Questions or comments?
Please ask library staff for assistance if you have any questions about e-books via Ask Your Librarian.
Contact & Support
For questions or information, use the web form to contact an e-book specialist.
Contact an e-book specialist