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Libraries and Learning Skills


A guide to using the library's resources

You can search for ebooks on the Library website.

  • Type keywords into the search box
  • Select to 'Find books' 
  • Click on 'Search'

search box on the library website


  • Narrow your results to ebooks by clicking on 'Electronic resource' from the options on the left of the results screen:

results page on the library website


  • Click on the title link:

results page on the library website


  • Click on 'Log in to ebook here' link:  

ebook log in


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BibliU provides access to a collection of full-text textbooks.

Access BibliU

How to access and download BibliU ebooks

eBook databases

Reading and downloading eBooks

Academic ebooks are designed to be read on the screen; however, some providers do give the option to download specific chapters or the entire book for a limited period of time:

  • BibliU - download the book to your mobile or tablet via BibliU's app (Google Play, App Store) or your desktop (
  • Ebook Central - ebooks downloads are not available but you will be able to download the PDF of a selection of chapters.
  • Ebsco eBooks - there will be a link to either the EPUBL or PDF full text.  Up to 100 pages of an eBook can be saved for printing or emailing.  Please note that the number of pages available may vary depending on individual publisher specified limits.
  • VLeBooks will allow you to download an ebook for either 1 or 3 days.  To be able to download the ebook you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device.

BibliU ebooks can be downloaded to a device for the subscription period.  If you download a BibliU book and you find that it disappears, it could be that the subscription has expired.  Please email Helen Williams who will check.