Answered By: Fritha Jones
Last Updated: 30 May 2017     Views: 62

Purchasing ebooks

Many textbooks are available electronically (ebooks) and this may be a cost effective and practical way to purchase your textbook. Check the COOP and other online booksellers.

Ebooks in the Library

The Library prefers to purchase ebooks when they are available, however some publishers will not sell ebook textbooks to libraries or place them under certain restrictions e.g. short access or download periods, limited number of users at one time.

The Library provides access to over 30,000 ebooks. You can check if your textbook is available in the Library as an ebook by searching the Library Catalogue. 

In a search results list, look for the icon that has a book with the word "E-book" underneath it. Or, when you look at the record for the individual title, look for the words "electronic resource" next to the title. There will be a link to access the ebook.

Chapters from books

If you are asked to read a chapter from a particular book (not your textbook), check your unit's Moodle page to see if your lecturer has made it available online through E-Reserve.

Some publishers will sell individual chapters from ebooks.

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