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Finding and accessing e-books  

You can find e-books using Library Search.

Library Search allows you to find all the e-books owned by the Library.

Accessing the e-book via Library Search means that the platform will recognise that you are from the University of Manchester and that you have access to this resource

In the Library Search webpage

Sign in using your University username and password:

Library Search

Type in your search. Select 'All Library Collections' then click on the magnifying glass ‌‌

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To limit your results to e-books, use the  Library Search Tweak my Results menu on the left of the screen.

Under 'Availability' in the 'Tweak my results' menu on the left, select ‘Available online’

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Under ‘Resource Type’ click on ‘Books’





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Your search will then be limited to the e-books that the Library has access to.

When the results are returned, clicking on the ‘Available Online’ link will take you through to the e-book.

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If you haven’t already provided your University username and password, this will be required at this stage.

Click on any of the live links under 'Full text availability'

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You will then be able to explore the e-book further.

If the Library has a copy of the e-book it will be listed on Library Search.

The Library does not hold all the books that have been published as e-books.

Not all print books have electronic versions that can be made available via the Library.

Common issues

If an e-book is listed on Library Search but, on clicking on the link, you are told that the e-book is not available; or,

If the link provided on Library Search does not take you to the book that you require, or is not working properly:

Please click the eResources helpdesk button to report this to the Electronic Resources Helpdesk.