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Over 1,500 New E-Books from University Presses

Since Fall 2018, we've added over 1,500 ebooks to our library collection - all published in 2017-18, by University Presses.  There were also 250 new ebooks added from the ACLS Humanities E-Book collection.  We continue to add new ebooks all the time.

Accessing an ebook through the library catalogue is easy.  When you perform a keyword search, the newest books are displayed at the top of your result list. 

  • Ebooks are identified as "E-BOOK" on the list. 
  • Click a title for a detailed description and access. 
  • Click the "Electronic Resource" button to access the ebook from the publisher's website.  (If there is more than one link, it's available from multiple sites - select your favourite.) 
  • A new tab/window opens in your browser, and your book is displayed.

Sample E-Book:

screenshot of how to click on an ebook from the library catalogue


You can also search ebooks directly on sites like University Press Scholarship Online, where 28,000 scholarly ebooks can be browsed, searched, and read.  Printing and downloading are permitted within copyright regulations.