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Ebooks at the University of Bolton: Using ebooks

Ebooks at the University of Bolton

The University of Bolton provides access to over 180,000 ebooks covering a wide range of subjects. This guide will tell you how to access them. A quick start guide to ebooks at the University of Bolton is also available:

What is an ebook?

An ebook is an electronic book. The content - and layout - is exactly the same as a printed book, but the only difference is that it is available in electronic format. 

There are many advantages of using ebooks:

  • You can access them on and off-campus
  • In many cases, you don't have to wait for someone to return a book before you can use it
  • They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • You can search across the full text of an ebook
  • The full text is searchable via Discover@Bolton
  • Some ebook platforms allow you to create an individual account so that you can save searches and annotate text
  • RLO can link to ebooks

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Finding books with Discover@Bolton

Discover@Bolton includes print and electronic books held by the library, as well as giving you an option to search for open access books.

  • To search for a particular title, enter the author and title
  • To search for books on a particular topic, enter the topic and use the refine options

For further help with Discover@Bolton, two guides are available:

Finding material with Reading Lists Online

Reading Lists Online (RLO) allows you to access module reading lists, and provides links to electronic resources from within that list where available. RLO is also accessible via Moodle.

For further help with RLO, take a look at the quick start guide:

Accessing ebooks

To access ebooks both on- and off-campus, click on the link to the resource and when prompted to do so, enter your Bolton Network ID and password. A minority of resources require additional steps which are indicated in the list of resources.

When you login to any electronic resource you agree a number of terms and conditions which are available in full here. Some resources require you to agree to additional terms which you may see when you access the resource.

Contact the Library

General library queries:

Call 01204 903094 or send a message to the Help Desk

General IT queries:

Call 01204 903444 or send a message to IT Support

Contact a Librarian:

Call 01204 903232 or send a message to the Librarians

Comments, suggestions and complaints

If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints, visit this page.

Access the Library Catalogue

Use the link below to access the library catalogue:

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