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Ebooks at the University of Bolton

Ebooks at the University of Bolton

This guide will tell you how to access our range of electronic books. A downloadable quick start guide to ebooks is available here:

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What is an ebook?

An ebook is an online 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

Accessing ebooks

To access ebooks both on- and off-campus, click on the link to the resource and login using 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.

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.

Search by book title, author or keyword.

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:

Search the Library Catalogue

Access the Library Catalogue

Use the link below to access the library catalogue: