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A guide to eBooks at the University of Winnipeg, including viewing, searching, and downloading eBooks in our collections.

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Getting Started with eBooks

The easiest way to use eBooks is to simply read them online by following a link from the University of Winnipeg catalogue. This guide walks you through some of the additional steps for downloading and using eBooks, and provides links to major eBook collections.

eBook Collections

The University of Winnipeg Library provides you with access to a wide variety of eBooks that have been purchased for research use. As well, digital collections around the world are increasingly offering access to historical books that have been digitized.

  • U of W eBooks can be found by accessing the eBooks @ UofW tab above
  • Other free eBooks resources, including digitization projects, can be found by accessing the Additional Free eBooks tab above

eBook Basics

eBooks often show up in the regular catalogue as well. For many, it is as simple as clicking on a link to open the book and begin reading on your screen. You can also sometimes download a copy of the book, or parts of it, to read at your leisure.

  • To discover what accounts, software, or apps you need to enjoy eBooks, check out the eBooks Basics tab above

eBook Loans

Library eBooks are usually provided by an agreement with a publisher. They can often be read on screen, or downloaded to an eReader or mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet. Some eBooks need to be checked out like regular Library books, and some are limited to how much of the book you may download. The UofW strives to provide the best access we can to eBooks, but sometimes restrictions are placed on their use by the publishers.

  • To learn more about eBook formats and lending policies of different eBook platforms, check out the eBook Loans tab above

eBook Platforms

Some of our bigger platforms have different features. The tabs above for EBSCO eBooks and ebrary eBooks will help you maximize your use of these specific platforms.

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