What are eBooks?
eBooks (or electronic books or e-books) are, as the name suggests, simply books in electronic format, typically online. Although many in Laurier Library's collection are available to any number of readers at a time, some may be restricted to a certain number and may require use of an ereader (or ebook reader, such as Adobe Digital Editions). Some types of books and subjects are better suited to accessing electronically but some are better in print. Laurier Librarians use their collection development and subject expertise to decide which format is appropriate for our patrons.
How to find eBooks?
Most of our ebooks can be found in Omni, along with print titles and other materials. Find them by filtering on "Available online" and "Books and Ebooks" under "Modify your search" shown with your search results. The majority of our ebook titles are discoverable on their native platform. See the collections listed below to find more electronic books or search the full text.
For help, see:
- Finding eBooks (video tutorial)
- Finding Books in Omni (video tutorial)
- Using Scholars Portal eBooks (video tutorial)
- See our page eBook Collections for information about these collections, as well as links to each of them.