E-Books


Finding E-books at Columbia University Libraries

 

Did you know that you can search over 2 million e-books through our online catalog, CLIO? Follow the steps below to find individual e-books.

If you have questions about finding or accessing e-books, please Ask a Librarian!

 

Find an e-book from the Libraries’ home page


1. On the Libraries’ home page, type your search into the main search box. As you type, a drop down menu will automatically appear under the search box. Select e-books. When you have entered your search term, press Enter/Return or click Go.

 

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2. Click on an e-book title. On the right hand side of the screen, click the "Click here for full text" link in the Available from: box. This will direct you to the e-book.

 

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If you have questions about finding or accessing e-books, please Ask a Librarian!

 

Find an E-book in CLIO

 

1. From the CLIO homepage's left-hand sidebar, click e-books.

 

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2. Type your search into the main search bar. Press Enter/Return or click Search.



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3. Click on an e-book title. On the right hand side of the screen, click the "Click here for full text" link in the Available from: box. This will direct you to the e-book.

 

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If you have questions about finding or accessing e-books, please Ask a Librarian!

 

E-Book Collections

o   You can also view discipline specific e-book collections. On the left hand sidebar, click see more under the discipline heading. Then, select a discipline from the pop up box.

 

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If you have questions about finding or accessing e-books, please Ask a Librarian!

 

Downloading & Reading E-Books

At this point, not all e-book available through Columbia University Libraries are available for full download. In order to provide the best e-book services possible, we are in continual discussion with publishers to develop innovate solutions to e-book access challenges.

Information about downloading and reading e-books on a variety of devices can be found online.