E-books, or electronic books, are digital books that can be read on e-book readers, computers, mobile phones, or tablets.
As a student, or employee, at Jönköping University, you have access to a vast number of e-books on different subjects. Most of them are textbooks in English. The e-books are available through different databases, and you can read them both on and off campus through the library website.
How do I read e-books?
To read most e-books all you need is a web browser. You can easily find available e-books through Primo and follow the link to a specific full text e-book.
Most e-books can be read in the web browser and in some cases they can be downloaded in either PDF- or EPUB-format.
How do I read e-books in PDF format?
How do I read e-books in EPUB format?
Can I print?
There might be a limit to the number of pages you are allowed to print, and according to copyright law, you cannot print an entire e-book, only parts of it.
How can I search for books within my subject?
The best place to search for e-books is the library search tool Primo. If you want advice on how to find e-books within your subject, you can often turn to one of the library´s subject guides for information. It is also possible to search directly in the databases, but then you might find e-books that are not in the library´s possession, and therefore not accessible for you.
If you are using a tablet, you can often avoid access problems by searching the book in Primo, and follow the link to the full text.
E-book databases accessible for Jönköping University users
The library currently has e-books from the suppliers listed below. The functionality might vary considerably across the different platforms. For tips on using each of them, click on the list below.