The SLU Library gives students and employees at SLU access to both licensed and free e-books.
E-books can be found in the SLU Library's search tool Primo, where you can search by title and author. In the Ebrary interface (see below) you can search full text. Below is a description of our largest and most important suppliers of e-books, a more complete list can be found under the type "E-book" in Databases in Primo.
Ebrary is the SLU Libraries main supplier of e-books, with about 100,000 book titles. The books are mainly for on screen reading, you may print 60 pages from a book. You may set up a personal book shelf, highlight text in books, etc. In the Ebrary Unity Reader there is a text-to-speech option. It is also possible to download from Ebrary to your computer or tablet or e-reader.
Ebrary offers a free app for iPhone or Android that makes it easy for you to read e-books wherever you are. To use Ebrary through the app, do the following:
- Go to Ebrary through SLU's network.
- Create an account in Ebrary. You may also use your Facebook account.
- Install the app, called Ebrary, via App Store on iPhone, iPad eller iPod touch or through Google Play on an Android phone. Log in with your Ebrary or Facebook account.
Do you want to learn more about the features in Ebrary - watch a short video for tips on searching, highlighting text and downloading e-books.
CAB eBooks (2005–) contains hundreds of books within the SLU's topics. The individual chapter contributions are PDF files and separately searchable, and can be printed without limitations.
Dawsonera contains some fifty books. You must first accept the "Terms and Conditions" to access the books. The heading "eBook Catalogue" shows which books are available at SLU . You can download the book for 1-7 days, the book automatically disappears when the "loan period" expires, after which it can be downloaded again. Printing is limited to one page at a time, and requires you to be registered and logged in, and only works when you read the book "online". NOTE! For best functionality, use e.g. the web browser Google Chrome or Firefox (avoid Internet Explorer).
Do you want to learn more - Dawsonera User Guides includes short videos on how to download, print, etc.