E-Books

Your search results from any of the library’s catalogs may include links to e-books (electronic books). Note that the most recent edition or relevant book on your topic may not be an e-book.

Want Your Results to Include E-Books Only?

The BLC WorldCat catalog (Books & Media tab on the library home page) has an efficient way for you to do this.

Enter your search terms. Then, on the results page:

  1. Change Libraries to Search (found just below your search terms) to “UNH Libraries” and click the Search button
  2. At the left side, find Format and click the "eBook" checkbox; your results list will update automatically
  3. Click "View Now" from the results list or click the book title for the full catalog record, where the e-book link appears under "Find a copy online"

E-books

E-Book Collections

You can also search or browse individual e-book collections owned by the UNH Library.

Viewing E-Books

Generally e-books can be viewed online if you are on the UNH campus network or from off campus (for UNH students, faculty, and staff). Some e-books may require log in with your UNH IT ID username and password even when on the campus network.

You will only be able to view e-books that are licensed at UNH (not to other libraries) or that are open access.

E-Book Features

Features such as searching within a book, copying, printing, annotating, etc. vary depending on the e-book website. In most cases, the amount of an e-book that you may print or copy is limited by the publisher or vendor.

Downloading E-Books

The ability to download e-books to your personal computer or e-book reader varies by publisher, e-book website, and available format. Borrowing periods for downloaded e-books as well as the ability to "return" or release e-books early also vary by publisher and website.