E-books

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.

Search or browse our e-books guide for the frequently asked questions or Ask Your Librarian if you need further information.

E-books guide

1.How can I find e-books in the library collection? #

There are multiple ways to locate e-books:

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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6.Which publishers or providers use DRM? #

See this list [pdf] for an overview.

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7.Can I add and share annotations and highlights in e-books? #

Add and share annotations and highlights in e-books is possible in most cases, but it depends on which device and which software you use. When you are reading a PDF through Adobe Reader or Adobe Digital Editions you can add notes or highlights through their native functionality. If you use a tablet or smartphone, it depends on which app you use.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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11.I want the library to order an e-book #

If you would like to order an e-book that we currently do not own, submit an online recommendation.

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12.Questions or comments? #

Please ask library staff for assistance if you have any questions about e-books via Ask Your Librarian.

 

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Contact & Support

For questions or information, use the web form to contact an e-book specialist.

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