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What we have

The Library has purchased nearly 16,000 electronic books (ebooks) available for students and staff to read (and in some cases to download) online via different publisher platforms. Over 12,000 titles are available in the MyiLibrary platform and over 3,000 in Dawsonera. Additional collections have been purchased in EBSCO, Ebook Central, Cambridge Core and Oxford Scholarship Online platforms. The main formats used are ePub, PDF and HTML for viewing and ACSM digital rights management format for downloading. 

While an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format, this does not apply to all printed books. Be aware that many ebook titles are available solely for purchase by individuals as they are sold directly to the student market via VitalSourceand Kortext. In these instances, the licensing restrictions imposed by the publishers mean that such titles are not available for libraries to purchase for their collections.

You can also use your Aspire Card to purchase ebooks at John Smiths's Campus bookshop. In these instances, the licensing restrictions imposed by the publishers mean that such titles are not available for libraries to purchase for their collections.

You can view or download the quick guide to ebooks (PDF).

How to find ebooks

You can search for our ebooks in LibrarySearch in the portal and via the separate e-resource platforms. In LibrarySearch.ebooks can be retrieved from search results by choosing Format then Ebooks in the Library Resources tab.

Ebooks are accessible via the University portal from the Online databases and academic journals link in the My Learning/Learning Support page.

E-Librarian

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Nadine Edwards
Contact:
Information and Library Services
E-Resources
Stockwell Street Library,
University of Greenwich,
Park Row, London
SE10 9LS
020 8331 9781
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