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e-books: e-books


Queen's University Belfast Library has purchased e-books from a variety of suppliers.  They are catalogued individually and each catalogue record provides a link to the relevant full text source. This guide provides details of how to access e-books on a range of different platforms. 

How can I find e-books using the Library Catalogue?

Use Library Catalogue to find individual titles available as e-books.

You can search for these by entering a keyword, title or author.  Search results can be restricted to e-books by selecting eBooks in the Source Type panel on the left hand side.


To access an e-book click on the links to full text e.g. Full text through QConnect, PDF Full Text, EPUB Full Text or Check for full text availability

Reading or downloading on campus?

**If you are using a computer on campus or on a shared workspace you should not select the option to download e-books.

**You should select the 'Read Online' option.

**You can download e-books to personal devices or computers. (You may need additional software, see the relevant tab for details.)

** Download period for e-books is usually 1 day.

Still having problems accessing e-books?

If you are experiencing a problem which is preventing you from accessing an e-book please provide:

  • details of how you tried to access the e-book (QUB Library Catalogue, QUB LibGuides, database, Google etc.)
  • details of the e-book you are trying to access
  • whether you are on campus or off campus
  • what browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge) you are using 
  • what operating system (Windows 10, Mac OS X etc.) you are using 
  • what device (PC, laptop, tablet, phone) you are using
  • and a print screen of the error page (Alt + PrtScr) in an email to