E-books

The University Library provides access to hundreds of thousands of E-books (digital versions of printed books accessible online).

The majority of our ebooks are indexed individually and can be searched for (by title) using our Library search. If you do not have a specific book in mind then search for the item or topic you are interested in, and use the filters to restrict the search results to:
"Full Text Online" and "Books".

There are a few instances when a book can only be searched for from the platform or provider that hosts it.

Below is a list of our E-book collections.
DawsonEra One of our main providers of e-books. Full text to our purchased e-books and preview access to many more.
Ebook Central (from ProQuest) One of our main providers of e-books. Provides breadth and depth of e-books from scholarly sources, including University Presses and other top publishers.
Cambridge Core (CUP) Access to a wide variety of e-books published by Cambridge University Press, including the Cambridge Companions Collection ( a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods) and Cambridge Histories (British & European History collection of approximately 70 titles).
Do Shorts Sustainability Collection This collection consists of 50 titles published between 2012 and 2015, branded as Do Shorts and set out to be concise, professionally focused and can be read in 90 minutes.
Early European Books Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.
Edward Elgar Books A number of titles covering law and business published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) We have access to a small number of titles in this database of encyclopaedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.
Greenleaf Online Library A collection of material published by Greenleaf Publishing between 2015 and 2017, including books, case collections and journals.
Ophthalmology Book Collection The LWW Opthalmology Collection features 34 high quality titles covering a range of sub-specialities in opthalmology.
Oxford Reference (OUP) We have access to around 250 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works providing a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations.
VLE Books A small number of purchased e-books provided by Askews & Holts.
In addition to these, you will also be able to find and access many freely available e-books by using Library Search.
Page Last Reviewed: 26th March 2019 by Sarah Packard.