Penrose Library provides access to millions of online documents, including thousands of e-books from vendors such as Books 24×7, ebrary, EBL, Google books, Springer E-books, NetLibrary and many more. To find e-books, start at the library’s homepage and do a search for a particular topic in the Find Books and More search box. After you receive the results of your search, click on Internet in the Location limiters on the left-hand side of the screen. You will then see only online items in your search results. The online results will include e-books along with online government publications.
To access an individual item, click on the Access Online link. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to login with your DU ID and passcode to access the book. Some e-books will also require you to create a special account to access and save your e-books.
Special features of e-books include the ability to search for words or phrases, the option to type notes, and tools for highlighting important passages. In general, e-books are intended to be read online. Printing and downloading restrictions vary considerably for each publisher. For complete information on all the features of e-books, please see our E-books Research Guide.