Ebooks at UoB

Ebooks have many advantages over print books:

  • 24 hour off-campus access
  • No fines
  • Free up library space for other uses, e.g. study spaces, group study
  • Extra functionality such as keyword searching across whole ebook collection

Accessing Ebooks at the Library

Access ebooks on FindIt@Bham and search by ebook title or searching for a provider (e.g. Ebrary, MyiLibrary - see below under ebook collections).

Also see our Mobile devices page for information on accessing ebooks and other eResources on smart-phones and other portable devices. 

 Ebook Collections

Ebooks are offered from key providers in order to supply the widest, most relevant collection of ebooks for users.

  • Ebrary - More than 125,000 titles over a wide range of subjects. Now in 'quick view' or fuller functions using the eBrary Reader.
  • MyiLibrary - An ever growing collection that currently comprises over 3,200 titles covering a range of subjects.
  • ACLS Humanities Collection - Contains over 4000 full-text Humanities titles and represents over 250 academic and learned societies.  Titles are continuously added to the collection.
  • Cambridge Books Online - Applied Linguistics and Film & Media collections
  • Eighteenth Century Books Online - Original documents in digitized form
  • Elsevier - Health Sciences, and Clinical Medicine.
  • Knovel - Covering a range of engineering subjects.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Oxford Medical Handbooks Online
  • Oxford Scholarship Online - Key titles in Political Science and History

For more details on specific ebooks, please contact the relevant Subject Advisor.