Screenshot of CityLibrary search results screen showing titles with an e-book available.

Take a closer look at e-books

You’ve probably noticed that many of the items on your reading lists come as e-books. E-books are great in several ways:

    • They’re available 24/7
    • They can be accessed on and off campus
    • They’re often great for readers using assistive software
    • You won’t ever have to worry about forgetting to renew them on time
    • You can search within the text of an e-book to find the thing you want really quickly.

You’ve probably also noticed that different e-books look and function differently.

That’s because we purchase titles from different publishers and providers and so the rules about access and use can vary.

To help answer questions you might have about using e-books, we have created an online guide which you can access via the Library website. As well as some general information about using e-books, the guide has detailed sections on each of our main suppliers, offering tips on the different features available, troubleshooting advice, plus links to more information if you need it.

All of our e-books can be accessed via CityLibrary Search – just click on the ‘Full Text Online’ link when it appears in the search results.

Screenshot of CityLibrary search results screen showing titles with an e-book available.
Example search for a title with an e-book available.

We have thousands of titles available online and we’re acquiring new ones all the time (for example, the clickable images scrolling above) so whatever your research or personal interests, there should always be something for you, available when you need it.

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Chris

Subject Librarian at City, University of London specialising in tea, biscuits and terribly cheesy puns.

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