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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 firstname.lastname@example.org