Answered By: Research Center Desk
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2022     Views: 213

Yes, you can use your iPad, tablet PC, or e-reader to read library e-books! We have a number of e-book collections including:

  • Books 24x7
  • Ebrary
  • Electronic Books Library (EBL)
  • Springer E-books
  • NetLibrary

How do I find library e-books?
Search the library’s catalog by going to the library’s homepage, and searching for a book title or topic in the Compass search box. You can then view all of the results of your search that are digital by clicking “Books” as the Resource Type and then "Full Text Online" as the Availability which are located on the right hand side of the page.   

Compass search results with the Full Text Online Availability option and the Books Resource Type option highlighted

Note that many physical titles in the DU Library are also available as e-books. The electronic version of a book will be listed separately in the library catalog. Be sure to look for the term “Online Access Available” under the book’s title in your search results.

Other ways to find e-books through the library are described in our E-Book Research Guide.

How do I download and print?

The e-book world is complex, with many different tablets and readers (including NOOK, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Kobo) as well as many different e-book providers. The DU librarians have created an E-book Research Guide to help you download and print from our different e-book providers using your tablet computer or reader.

This is a fast changing world so please contact the Research Center if you have any questions or updates for our Research Guide.

Happy e-reading!