E-books — how does it work?

Last changed: 04 November 2019

Through the SLU Library, students and employees have access to a wide range of e-books from different publishers and suppliers.

You can find all our e-books in the library's search tool Primo. You will find them by selecting "Books" and "Full text online".

Below you will find short descriptions of our largest e-ebook collections, plus tips about some free collections.

Ebook Central

Ebook Central is the SLU University Library's main supplier of e-books, with a collection spanning across all SLU disciplines.

You need to create a personal account to download the books and print individual chapters. When creating your account you must connect through the university's network (on campus or via VPN), but then you can download the books to your computer, tablet or mobile phone from anywhere. 

When logged in, you can use all smart functions, like saving books to a personal bookshelf, making bookmarks and adding comments.

Here you can find detailed instructions for using Ebook Cetral.


Other e-book collections

CAB eBooks

CAB eBooks (2005–) contains books within agriculture and applied life sciences.

All books can be downloaded in PDF-format.


Dawsonera contains ~50 separately purchased books within SLU disciplines.

The  books can be downloaded from 1-7 days. Printing rights are limited. 


Knovel contains books in Biochemistry, Biology & BiotechnologyEnvironment & Environmental Engineering, and Food Science.

All books can be downloaded in PDF-format.

Oxford University Press

Oxford Scholarship Online contains books across a long range of disciplines. SLU have access to BiologyPolitical Science and Sociology

Oxford Reference contains reference 280 works, spanning many different subject areas.

All books can be downloaded in PDF-format.


ScienceDirect contains veterinary books as well as reference works  within SLU disciplines.

All books can be downloaded in PDF-format. 


SpringerLink contains books and reference works within SLU disciplines, especially Life SciencesBiomedical SciencesEarth Sciences and Environmental Sciences.

All books can be downloaded in PDF-format.

Wageningen Academic Publishers

Wageningen Academic Publishers contains books within life sciences.

The books available for SLU (marked with a green dot) can be downloaded in PDF-format.

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