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

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)

Why should I use e-books?

  • They can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • They are never on loan to another student.
  • No Fines!
  • As a member of Teesside University you have access to nearly half a million e-books.

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

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)

Search Directory of Open Access Books

E-books presentation

Using material on this page