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A basic guide for using the Library’s Ebooks

The Library provides access to over 1 million Ebooks through the Library website. Ebooks can be found through The University of Sydney library catalogue, or a-z databases ebook collections

Access conditions



The University of Sydney Library provides accessible Ebooks to current enrolled students and staff. Limited access for alumni and community borrowers, see restricted resources.

Access to electronic resources is governed by the terms and conditions of the library eresources policy.


Why use an Ebook?

  • 24/7 access from anywhere anytime from desktop and mobile devices.

  • Interactive, for example you can create notes and highlight. On the ProQuest platform and BlueFire reader app.

  • Full text searching, can help you find sections and keywords quickly.

  • Portability, Ebooks are much easier to carry then print books.

  • No need to worry about overdue fines or forgetting to return an Ebook.