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Off-Campus Access: eBook Sources

This guide will help you locate information resources on online teaching and troubleshoot common issues with access to library resources from off-campus.


The University has a collection of eBooks that is more than double the size of our physical collection. Students using the website have digital access to well over 500,000 eBooks and other monograph resources. The primary access point for our eBooks is the library catalog search. You can use the limiters on the left to limit your search to show only eBooks.


Academic eBook Collections

You can also access individual collections of eBooks through the following links. The advantage of doing this is that you can browse eBook titles by subject rather more easily than through the catalog search.

eBook Access Permissions & Restrictions

When selecting library eBook content to share with students, please be aware that access permissions and restrictions vary by title. The database record for the title will usually give this information. Lending models include:

  • Unlimited User Access: Unlimited users can view the book in their browsers simultaneously.
  • Limited User Access: A specified number of "copies" are available for viewing simultaneously. If there is only one, the person viewing the book will need to close it before another can view it.

...among others. Be sure also to check limits for printing and saving. Many titles will allow you to download a PDF of a limited number of chapters which you can then share with students.

Fiction eBook Collections