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E-books

About the Emory Libraries ebook collections available to Emory students, faculty, and staff

E-Books@Emory Summer/Fall 2020 Update

Please contact your subject librarian directly, or complete the purchase request form, to determine if we gain access to e-versions for materials for your research not currently available or currently on Reserve for teaching. We will make a concerted effort to locate a multi-user e-version for you. Please note that we will not in some cases be able to purchase a copy, due to restrictions on institutional purchases or lack of a multi-user license (e.g., Kindle copies from Amazon, publisher restrictions).

Note that over the summer, many vendors provided temporary access to large swathes of their content. Unfortunately, this temporary access has gone away in most cases! If you have a link to an e-book that no longer works, please contact you subject librarian who can investigate and/or purchase another copy if our access has ended.

You can search DiscoverE for our subscribed content to most of these collections or go directly to their platforms. Databases@Emory also contains links to most our e-book collections! 

Leisure Reading

Open Library

  • Open Library from the Internet Archive. Just copy and paste the title from discoverE into the search box, and see if it is available. Note that if the title is unavailable, please contact your subject librarian for other options. The Internet Archive and participating libraries have selected digitized books from their collections that are available to be borrowed by one patron at a time from anywhere in the world for free. These books are available in BookReader for mat and usually in PDF and ePub formats. You can choose which format you prefer as you complete the borrowing process. BookReader editions may be read online immediately in your web browser. No special software is required. Other Internet Archive loans are managed through Adobe Digital Editions and will require software installation on your computer or device. You can borrow a title to read online for 1 hour, or check it out for a period of 14 days. Even if the title is checked out, you can still read online for the 1 hour.

Leisure Reading