The Library subscribes to an increasing number of eBooks, or electronic books, from a variety of suppliers and publishers. The entire texts are available online for users to search, browse, download and print sections from.
Find ebooks and text
Most eBooks have individual entries on the Library catalogue, so you can do title, author or keyword searches to find ebooks.
In addition, you can access collections of digitized texts using the links at our eResources and eJournals catalogue, and then browse or search for available texts within the collection.
For instance the digitized texts held in:
- EEBO: Early English Books, now part of JISC Historical Texts
- ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online, now part of JISC Historical Texts
- Making of the Modern World: Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850
Passwords – are they required?
Our eBooks or digitised texts are available off-site to Library members who are University of London staff and students. You will not normally need a password for access when in the library.
There are also some important readily available resources such as:
- Directory of Open Access Books
- European Digital Library
- Internet Text Archive
- Open Library
- Oxford Text Archive
- Project Gutenberg
ebooks are covered by copyright legislation in the same way as printed books, and excessive downloading/printing is not permissible. Suppliers of these resources will monitor excessive copying and a screen message will warn the users concerned. Notification is also sent to Library staff to enable them to intervene if appropriate.