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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: Skillport, VLeBooks (replaces 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.


E-books within business, engineering and computer science. The e-books are not possible to download and you are only allowed to print the screen content. Skillport used to be called Books24x7.

VLeBooks (replaces Dawsonera)

There are several course books at this platform. You need Adobe Digital Editions or the VLeBook app to download a book, but you can also read it online.

Read about VLeBooks.

Ebook Central

A very large platform with e-books in all subjects. You need Adobe Digital Editions to download a complete book, but you can also read it online.

Read 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 and VLeBooks are exceptions, they do not contain any proxy information.