Edinburgh Napier University Library has a huge collection of ebooks available through LibrarySearch.
The best place to search for ebooks is LibrarySearch. Enter your search terms (e.g. keywords or title) and then filter your results by choosing the ‘Available online’ and ‘Books’ filters from the right side of the page. This will narrow your results to include ebooks only.
Guides to ebook suppliers
The Library currently has ebooks from eighteen different suppliers. As ebook functionality is not standardised, this varies considerably across the different platforms. It'll be clear which platform you're using once you link to the book. For tips on using each of them, click on the individual supplier or video below.
For more help with ebook access, email email@example.com.
|Credo Reference||Credo help video|
|CUP||CUP help video|
|Ebook Central||Ebook Central help video|
|eBook Collection (was NetLibrary)||Ebook Collection help video|
|eLibraryPlus (Cambria)||eLibraryPlus help video|
|Elsevier||Elsevier help video|
|IGI Global||IGI Global help video|
|Ovid (Nursing)||Ovid help video|
|Project Muse||Project Muse help video|
|Safari (Computing)||Safari help video|
|Sage||Sage help video|
|Springer (now includes titles previously on the Palgrave platform)||Springer help video|
|Taylor and Francis||Taylor and Francis help video|
|Thomas Telford (ICE Virtual Library)||Thomas Telford help video|
|University Scholarship Online||-|
|VLebooks||VL ebooks help video|
|Wiley IEEE (Engineering)||-|
Can I download one of the Library's ebooks to my Kindle or to another ebook reader?
Unfortunately, downloading some suppliers' ebooks to ebook readers is not possible for other technical or copyright reasons.
What's the difference between reading online and downloading?
Downloading means saving an ebook to a device, such as a laptop, pc, smartphone or ebook reader. An internet connection is not needed to read the title once downloaded.
Please note that some of the Library's ebook suppliers do not allow ebooks to be downloaded and some others require software or apps to be downloaded. In some cases this means that ebooks cannot be downloaded to University pcs. For more details, please click on the relevant suppliers above.