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Books and eBooks

LibrarySearch ‌Abertay Library provides access to thousands of resources for your research.

Whether you are looking for print books or ebooks, LibrarySearch will find them for you in one quick easy search. Simply search for the title of the book you need, or search by keywords.

Search tips

  • Limit your search to, for example, 'books'. Look for the options down the left hand side of the search results screen.
  • Get It. To get details of the print book.
  • View It. To view the ebook.
  • Add more keywords. eg searching for 'sociology' will find thousands of results.  Add the author's name eg 'sociology fulcher' to make your search more effective.
  • Review your keywords. If your search doesn't find anything, think about the keywords you are using and change them if required.



For details of borrowing periods, renewals, fines etc, see our Borrowing Essentials page.

Usually, yes. We purchase ebooks from a number of different providers and their functionality might be slightly different. Look for the print option within the ebook. Copyright legislation applies to ebooks in the same way it would apply to print books. Currently, copyright allows you to print up to 10% of a title, or one full chapter.

We purchase ebooks from a number of different providers, and their functionality can be slightly different. Usually you will have the option to download a chapter, or up to 10%, similar to printing restrictions. Where you have the option to download the whole book, this will only be for a restricted period of time only.


eBook collections

LibrarySearch searches a number of ebook collections together.  If you would rather search these collections separately, we have the following ebook collections:


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