Using eBooks

Our eBooks are available online, anywhere, anytime. This includes a growing number of textbooks.

About eBooks

eBooks are books published in digital format. They are searchable, accessible and portable. Some eBook platforms will also allow you to highlight text, make notes and bookmark pages.

Finding and using eBooks

You can access eBooks online, anywhere, anytime through the Charles Sturt Library, using Primo Search or the A-Z Databases.

With Primo

In Primo Search you can find eBooks by:

  1. limiting your resource type to ‘books’
  2. selecting only ‘available online'.

With A-Z Databases

In A-Z Databases, you can filter your results under 'database type' to eBooks. This will provide you with a listing of eBook databases to search in.

Using eBooks

Your options for using eBooks will depend on the platform. Some will allow you to download or print specific chapters or sections. Some will let you download the entire eBook. Most will let you search within the eBook itself.

Restrictions when using eBooks

eBook publishers can apply different levels of access and usage restrictions which may affect the way you use them. Some of these restrictions include:

  • print, copy or download allowances
  • a limited number of users
  • borrowing periods.

To ensure fair and equal access to eBooks, we encourage everyone to observe eBook etiquette.

eBooks guide

The Library subscribes to a growing collection of eBook databases. To learn more, check out the eBooks guide.

See our guide

Other useful information

Using eBooks Workshop

The online library workshops are run throughout each teaching session.

Get help from a librarian

Contact one of our friendly staff if you need help.