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Are all books available electronically?

No, not all books are available electronically.  The publisher decides if a textbook will be made available electronically and whether that book can be accessed online or downloaded.

Can I download an eBook?

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 computer (
  • 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.