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e-books and e-audiobooks: General Information & Resources

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How to Find eBooks at UW Libraries

UW Libraries offers e-books on a variety of subjects. You can search for ebooks using the library catalog, or you can go directly to the e-book platform of your choice.

Digital Rights Management

Many publishers and vendors of e-books use Digital Rights Management technology to limit copying, printing, and sharing

Adobe Digital Editions is required for some e-book resources, in order to download an entire e-book (chapters or sections are often available in standard PDF format). 

OverDrive & Libby is now LIVE!

Popular e-content Access is Back and Better than Ever:

UW Libraries is pleased to announce that OverDrive and Libby, our new platform and app for accessing popular e-content are now live! See the Popular Reading, Audiobooks, Magazines, and More tab for more info and our official announcement. We appreciate your patience 

e-book Resources

UW patrons can access ebooks licensed by UW Libraries on the following platforms:

Additionally, the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) provides a centralized listing of freely available academic e-books that can be accessed by anyone at no charge.  

A Note on User Limitations

UW Libraries purchases e-books as single-user, multiple-user, or unlimited-user titles. Below is a breakdown of potential user limits:

Ebook Central: titles are unlimited use, single-user, three simultaneous users, or 326 uses per year. Please note: ebrary is now a part of Ebook Central.

EBSCOhost: titles are single-user, three simultaneous users, or unlimited use.

OverDrive: all titles are single-user use.

Be Sure to Check Your Browser!

Users are allowed to read chapters and sections of most academic e-books online, and mobile devices with browser capabilities are compatible with most academic ebooks.

That said, before you begin reading ebooks online, check your browser for the following:

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Pop-ups allowed or 
  • Site is added to safe sites or exceptions

Please note: if you use a firewall or security software, you might need to modify your device's configuration.

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