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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Finding and Using E-Books

Looking for an e-book? You're looking in the right place!

How to Find E-Books

You can search for e-books using Easy Search or by going to the Library Catalog. Easy Search includes the Library Catalog, IDEALS, various e-book publishers, Google Books, and HathiTrust.

Subject libraries highlight specific e-book resources. For example, see the Grainger Engineering webpage for Safari Computer books, a robust database of titles focused on technology.

Finding E-Books in the Library Catalog

You can also access e-books through the Library Catalog


Once you navigate to the catalog, select "Advanced Search" underneath the search bar. This allows you to browse the Library's e-books by selecting Electronic under "Version" and Book under "Format."

Library Catalog Advanced e-book search

Finding E-Books with Easy Search

Start at the Library homepage and begin your e-book topic search in the Easy Seach box. On the results page, select "Ebook Matches" beneath the Library Catalog results: 

Library Catalog e-book search