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E-books@Tees: Getting started

This LibGuide offers guidance on the use of e-books available from Teesside University Library.

Welcome to this e-books guide

Using this Guide

Welcome to this guide on accessing and using the e-books available from Teesside University Library.

This guide gives information on:

  • what e-books are
  • how to search for and access e-books
  • provides answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click on the tabs across the top of the page to see each section.


Need further help?

  • check-out the FAQs tab - your question may be answered there
  • ask at the Learning Hub desk on the ground floor of the Library
  • enquire online at

E-books available at Teesside University

As a member of Teesside University you have access to nearly half a million e-books.

The Searching for e-books page is the place to go to look for what is available.

Using material on this page

What are E-books?

An e-book is an electronic version of a text that can be read online.

They are usually searchable and may incorporate features such as audio, video and hyperlinks. You can also add your own annotations and notes to an e-book.

This is a useful short video introducing e-books (used with permission from RMIT University, Australia)