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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: Books24x7, Dawsonera and Ebook Central (formerly called Ebrary).

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.

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. 

Dawsonera

You will find several course books on this platform. Please note that downloaded e-books must be opened using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. Read more about Dawsonera.

Ebook Central (formerly called Ebrary)

A very large platform with e-books in all subjects. You need Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader 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 proxy.lib.chalmers.se is not already there, please add http://proxy.lib.chalmers.se/login?url= to the beginning of the link.

The link can look like this:
http://proxy.lib.chalmers.se/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780240814711

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

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