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eBooks at Berkeley: Finding

Finding Library-Licensed eBooks at Berkeley

Finding Library-Licensed eBooks

The Library buys and subscribes to both individual eBook titles and collections of eBooks available to campus-affiliated users and members of the public using public-access computers in the Library. Those eBooks appear on various platforms--such as Springer, ebraryEBSCO, and Safari--but you can find eBook titles using the Library's main search tools:

  • UC Library Search is the University of California's unified discovery and borrowing system.
  • Browse our full list of eBook databasesIf you want to search for eBooks in a specific discipline, or those published in a particular time period or place, you might want to search a specific eBook database directly.

 


Downloading eBooks

Campus-affiliated users and members of the public on library public-access computers can often download some version or portion of library-licensed eBooks, but access varies by platform*. Those users can almost always read the entire book online, and can often download single chapters or a limited number of pages. Sometimes users can download an entire book without restrictions, and other times you can "check out" the eBook for a limited period of time (though the latter may be limited to campus-affiliated users). Many eBook platforms offer PDF downloads, and others require the use of free eBook viewing/reading software. 

Use the tabs above to explore how to access eBook content from a few popular platforms. The following platforms offer full downloads (check-outs) of at least some eBooks in their collections:

* Off-campus access to library-licensed eBooks, like other online library resources, is not available to members of the public. More information on who is eligible to use the proxy server.

Finding Open Online eBooks

eBook platforms

Acknowledgements

This guide was adapted from Cornell University Library's Ebooks at Cornell guide