What are E-books?
E-books are electronic versions of printed books. E-books can be viewed online from any PC connected to the Internet, or in some cases, downloaded to a PC or portable device. You can browse E-books for quick research and reference or read them at your leisure.
Why use E-books?
E-books are not borrowed in the same way as print books, they are accessible on-line 24/7, 365 days of the year. There's no need to hunt around in the Library for books or to wait until other students return them. Also E-books do not count against your borrowing quota and of course there’s no fines!
The Library subscribes to two E-book platforms called MyiLibrary and dawsonera. You can print, copy and paste extracts from E-books for your own use, as well as include excerpts in coursework, essays, presentations and dissertations, according to the terms and conditions of use specified by the E-book provider. You may not distribute extracts to someone else by electronic means.
How to use E-books?
For more information on how to log on and use our e-book collections try our on-line guide.
E-books freely available on the web:
As well the E-book providers mentioned above there are a number of websites that provide access to freely available E-books: