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E-Books (Online Books): Home

A guide on how to find and use e-Books in your research using e-Book platforms. Links to a variety of e-Books and how to read them on your computer and/or download them to an e-reading device.

A selection of recently acquired e-Books

A selection of e-Books from the African Writers Series Collection

Brief facts about e-Books

FAQs about ebooks at WUSTL

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  • What are e-Books? e-Books are electronic versions of print books.
  • How do I find the Library's e-Books? e-Book titles can be searched in both the OPAC for individual titles, or using the eResources tab selecting Find e-Books to view online databases.
  • Why can't I read the e-Book, it says "in use." Due to our licensing agreements with publishers, some e-Books in our collections are limited to one user at a time. If you are unable to open an e-Book please Ask Us
  • Can I download e-Books from the Rhodes e-Book collection to my ereader? No, most of the e-Book content CANNOT be downloaded to an ereader at this time.  This is due to proprietary publisher formats and DRM (digital rights management). Some of the freely available e-Books online can be downloaded to e-Readers.