eBooks! Love them, hate them or never used them? What ever your level of experience we want your feedback!

One of our main services to you, as the University Library, is providing access to high-quality academic resources. Since the pandemic hit we’ve prioritised eBook purchases and we want to find out how they’re working for you. As part of this process we’d love to hear your experiences, as a student using them (or not!) at Edge Hill University, so we can continue to improve our services. Complete our very quick survey and you could even be in with a chance of winning a £20 Amazon eVoucher.

Not sure if eBooks are for you?

eBooks are so handy and convenient but if you’ve never used them or are feeling apprehensive about it then here’s a few reasons why we think you should give them a try:

  • Read online or download: You can read eBooks online or if you prefer you can download them on to your PC or mobile device. If you choose to download they work like a library loan so you access them for the amount of 3, 7, 14 days (however long is specified by the publisher).
  • Accessible everywhere: You don’t need to be on campus to use them. You can read them any time, any place; at home, work, on the bus, at the park or where ever it is most convenient for you!
  • Lightweight: You can download or read them on to the device of your choice meaning you don’t have to cart a heavy pile of books around with you.
  • Interactive elements: You can search for key words, export citations, add notes and highlight areas of interest.

Accessing eBooks

If you’ve never used them before, or feeling a little rusty, don’t worry because we are here to help. A great place to start your digital learning journey is our Digital Library Induction and UniSkills Finding Academic Information webpages. On here we have created a package of online tutorials to guide you through how to access, and make the most of, your key learning resources. We even have a handy eBook Guide!

You have access to over 248,900 online resources via the Library Catalogue, Discover More and online specialist subject databases. If you need any help navigating and finding your online resources help is available from the UniSkills team – you can even book a virtual 1-2-1 appointment for support with Information Skills (Search Skills and Finding Resources).

Are you using BibliU?

What is BibliU?
BibliU is a platform used to access eTextbooks and eBooks from a range of publishers. The library has initiated a pilot with BibliU this year to provide access to some of the most in demand books and textbooks in digital version for the first time.

How would I know I am using it?
Look out for the the purple and green BibliU logo that appears on the top left hand corner of the website.

Access: An electronic book from Bibliu

What are benefits of using BibliU?
The platform offers a range of personalisation and accessibility features as well as an app so that you can read your eBooks on any device!

Further Help and Support

If you come across any books that we don’t have an electronic copy of, please use our You Want It, We Get It service and select the electronic option and we will do our best to help.

If you need any further help or support get in touch with us via email or live chat. Thank you in advance for completing the survey and good luck in the prize draw!