What is an eBook?
An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book that can be read by using a personal computer or by using an e-Book reader.
An eBook reader, or eReader is a portable device that is designed mainly for reading eBooks. The Amazon Kindle is probably the best known example.
eBooks come in a variety of formats, some are available to read only on the web, while others can be downloaded and read on portable devices and eBook readers.
Why use an eBook?
- 24/7 access
- Convenient-no need to physically collect them from the Library
- Can access from any location
- You can search within text and browse content
- There are no library fines when using eBooks
- eBooks can show links for related content
Introduction to Guide
Welcome to the UTAS Library guide to eBooks. This guide will help you to find, search, and download electronic books for use in your studies. It will also direct you to information about eReader software and how to upload eBooks to eReaders.
Most eBooks are available to read online however printing, copying and downloading features vary between different publishers, providers and platforms. If you can't find the answers you seek in the guide, please contact our Ask Us service.
UTAS Library Collection Principles
The Library aims to provide as much content as possible in electronic form so as to provide equal access to resources for all students. The eBook collection is expected to continue to grow over the coming years. For more information on UTAS Library's collection development policies, see here.