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The libraries opens with limited services on August 17

On August 17 the libraries opens with limited services, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Study places and reading rooms are still unavailable due to Covid19.
Read more about the opening on August 17. 

About e-books

Our e-books are can be accessed day and night, on and off campus. There are approximately 20 e-book platforms. Most of them contains ordinary PDF-files but three have special requirements: Skillport (former Books24/7), Dawsonera and Ebook Central.

Find e-books

Use the search box on top of this page. Filter on "E-books and printed books" and enter title, author or subject. Most e-books are in English.

You can also make advanced searches directly at the various e-book platforms, and create a personal account for additional features.

Please request the book if you cannot find it and we will try to get it for you.

Use e-books

E-books at Chalmers Library are always available and can be read by several people at the same time. You can reach them off campus if you have a Chalmers ID (CID). If you do not have a CID, you are welcome to read the e-books at our public computers.

Most e-books are available as PDF-files. Some can be downloaded completely, others chapter by chapter. The usual Terms of use applies, i.e. you are normally allowed to download a reasonable amount, but not to share the file with others.

Skillport (former Books24x7)

E-books within business, engineering and computer science. Login with your CID also on campus. The e-books are not possible to download and you are only allowed to print the screen content. 


News July 2020:
The Dawsonera platform with course books will disappear shortly as the company behind it, Dawson, has gone into administration. We can't be sure of access after the 31st of July 2020. We are working on getting continued access to the ebooks involved at another platform.

If you have any saved notes etc on the platform you are advised to save them elsewhere at once.

Read more about Dawsonera.

Ebook Central

A very large platform with e-books in all subjects. You need Adobe Digital Editions to download a complete book. Read more about Ebook Central.

Link to an e-book

To allow yourself and other Chalmers students and employees to open the e-book off campus, you need to make sure that the link contains information about the library proxy. If is not already there, please add to the beginning of the link.

The link can look like this:

Links to Ebook Central is an exception, and does not contain any proxy information.