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A guide to electronic books at the ANU Library

Important notice about resource links

The ANU Library has recently transitioned to a new search and discovery system. This means that the links to the resources outlined in this guide will need to be updated, so they direct you to the record in the new system. If you come across a resource with a broken link, you can access the item by searching for the title or author in our Catalogue or SuperSearch.

If you have any questions or need support, please get in touch.

Thank you for reading our subject guides. We hope they are helpful to your studies and research.

What is an e-book?

Electronic books, commonly referred to as e-books, are digital versions of published books, and the ANU Library provides access to a wide variety of titles from a sizeable selection of different publishers and digital providers. Freely available to students, staff, and other members of the ANU community, they are accessible wherever you have an internet connection — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to reading e-books online, many can also be downloaded to your own personal computer or mobile device.

Frequently, the ANU Library has digital versions of books which we also hold in printed format. Conversely, we also have e-books which we do not also hold in printed format — so the format of books contained within the Library's collection is wide and varied. Wherever possible the Library acquires new book titles in digital format, though it pays to remember that not all new book titles are immediately available in electronic format. 

This guide is designed to help you locate, navigate, read, and download electronic titles contained within the Library's e-book collections, and you can easily navigate your way through it by using the tabs located on the left-hand side of the page. So what are you waiting for? There's a wealth of e-books to be explored!

Responsible Officer: University Librarian/Page Contact: Library Systems & Web Coordinator