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Our E-books

We have a collection of thousands of E-Books including a lot of our most high demand titles, as well as some texts that are only avaliable as E-Books. 

The main advantage of E-Books is that they can be made accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also do not count towards your library allowance.

You can print extracts from E-Books, within the terms specified by the provider. Many can also be downloaded in full or in part so you can use them even when not online.  

Our E-Books are provided by several different platforms including: Ebook Central, Browns, EBSCOhost and Taylor & Francis. Each will have a slightly different method of logging in but each will need you to log in with your institutional credentials. 

If you are studying at Marjon you can find more info on accessing our E-Book collections in the Library Help Centre on MyMarjon. 

All our E-Books are discoverable through our catalogue but only current Marjon students and staff will be able to access the full texts. 

Free Access E-books

If you are looking for some E-Books to get you going on your studies before you get to Marjon the following sites all have collections of various types open to everyone. 


  • Bartleby - Literary classics including fiction and non-fiction.
  • Directory of Open Access Books - Made up of academic, peer reviewed books.
  • Google Books - Millions of E-Books available in either 'Full View' or 'Limited Preview'.
  • Gutenberg-e - Scholarly writing in the Humanities.
  • Internet Archive - The ‘Texts’ collection includes digitized books from various libraries around the world, including special collections. 
  • Internet Classics Archive - Works of classical literature, mainly Greco-Roman (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.
  • National Academies Press - Books within the science, engineering, and health disciplines.

 Note: These resources are in no way affiliated with or managed by Marjon Library.

  • OAPEN - An aggregate of peer reviewed Open-Access publications from across Europe.
  • The Online Books Page - This site lists free books on the Web.
  • Perseus Digital Library Project - Texts on ancient Greece and Rome, early modern English literature and more.
  • Prize-winning books online - The complete text of books that have won major literary prizes.
  • Project Euclid - Free access to journals, monographs etc. in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.
  • Project Gutenberg – Books whose copyrights have expired or whose authors have permitted free redistribution.