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Library eBooks Print Page

eBook Searching

There are two options to find eBooks when using the library website:


 Easy Search OR Catalog Search


Easy Search is the fastest way to locate Library eBooks

Easy Search searches many resources at once and provides a list of resources available through a variety of sources including the library catalog, electronic journals, eBooks, Google Books, IDEALS and more.

Easy Search Results are broken down into categories.

The eBook results are listed under the category "Books, Multimedia in UIUC & Illinois Libraries and Full-Text Books."

For Illinois catalog results, a separate "eBook matches" link is on the right after the total matches link. There are also links to eBooks by publisher (i.e. Springer, Elsevier, etc) and Google Books results.

Books, Multimedia in UIUC & Illinois Libraries and Full-Text Books

  • Illinois Catalog, I-Share, and IDEALS.
  • eBook publishers (i.e. Springer, Wiley, Safari, etc)
  • Google Books
  • Hathi Trust eBooks


You can also learn more about downloading eAudiobooks.

PLEASE NOTE: Electronic books from other libraries cannot be accessed even though they appear in the I-share catalog.



Finding eBooks with Easy Search

Start at the Library home page and begin your eBook topic search in the easy seach box

Easy Search

The results should look like this: 

*You are looking for any result that lists e-book in the title* 


Browsing eBooks in the Catalog

You can also access electronic books through the library catalog

Catalog link

Once you navigate to the catalog you will want to use the advanced search option.

Advanced Search

You can browse the library's eBooks in the catalog by preforming a keyword search and selecting Electronic under "version" and Book under "format."

Advanced Search example


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